Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Locust Grove Farm

Address: 4725 State Rt 40, Argyle, NY 12809
Establishment No.: M4265

USDA Inspection Reports: 14 Jul 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(3)

Citation:  At approximately 8:15 am during my review of the slaughter area while doing pre-op, I noticed the 2 sliding doors leading to the livestock holding pen area, had considerable space around the doors while being closed as tightly as possible. Even though there has been no problem of fly or rodent infestation, this situation could lead to a potential future insanitary condition if left uncorrected. This also is a violation of Regulation 416.2(b) which states in part; "Constuction, Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in repair",...ect. and a violation of Regulation 416.2(b)3 which states; "Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice. After a short review of the plants SSOP records I found no mention of this noncompliance in the past 2 years. I notified HACCP Manager verbally and with this noncompliance document. A continuance of this noncompliance could result in further regulatory actions. As always you have the right to appeal this decision.

Regulation:

416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

 

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