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Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse
Address: 2768 Rt 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Establishment No.: m4477
USDA Inspection Reports: 22 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 0700 hours it was observed that the establishment had conducted it's own pre-operational inspection of the facility and documented there finding on the establishment's pre-operational inspection form for today's production (06/22/2011). I then conducted a scheduled pre-operational inspection (01B02) of the processing area. The Band Saw was randomly selected to conduct the pre-operational inspection on. The saw blades housing above the stainless steel sliding cutting table was observed to have product residue by the wheel tension control arm (approximate size 1 inch square)and blade adjustment arm. (approximate size 1 inch square) USDA REJECT TAG #B30699234 was applied to the band saw and Mr. was informed of my observation and action taken. No product was affected as it was observed prior to production beginning in the facility for the day (06/22/2011) This a failure to comply with 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.