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Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse
Address: 2768 Rt 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Establishment No.: m4477
USDA Inspection Reports: 26 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 7:00 am it was observed that the establishment had conducted it pre-operational inspection of the processing area for today production (08/26/2010). I then conducted a scheduled pre-operational inspection (01B02) of the processing area. The grinder was randomly selected piece of equipment to perform this task on. The small diameter hole grinding plate was observed to have fat residue in six (6) holes in the plate from the previous day's production. USDA REJECT Tag # B21204393 was applied to the grinding plate, and Mr. was informed of findings and action taken. No product was involved as it was prior to production beginning in the establishment. This a failure to comply regulations 9 CFR 416.13(a) and 416.4(a)
416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.