Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse
Address: 2768 Rt 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Establishment No.: m4477
USDA Inspection Reports: 1 Nov 2011
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(d)
Citation: At approximately 8:30 am at Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse Inc. Est. 4477 SVMO Dr. and myself CSI observed the small freezer unacceptable.[newline] [newline]The ceiling, shelves, and refrigeration tubing all had a significant accumulation of frost built up on them. The product in the freezer was all wrapped and protected from any frost that could possibly fall. [newline][newline]The plant has a SOP for the freezer that states: [redacted].
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.