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Jerry Hayes Meats, Inc.

Address: RD1, Stratton Rd, Newark Valley, NY 13811
Establishment No.: m4488

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Jun 2010

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.1

Citation: Category II - Truck Unloading: On June 30, 2010 at approximately 0830 after a load of a few lambs were unloaded, I walked over toward the back of the truck, and found the following noncompliance: The ramp that is used to unload animals from trucks is not maintained in good repair. There are holes in some of the boards, there are broken boards, loose boards, and unnecessary metal rods with gaps under them that could allow for animals to get their feet caught up on. , Kill Floor Supervisor/HACCP Manager was out there and I notified him of this noncompliance. I then applied US REJECT tag # B19114129 to the unloading ramp. The lambs that I observed coming off of the truck onto the ramp did not get injured. Section 313.1 states: (a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired. (b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable construction and maintenance. , Plant Manager has been informed of these noncompliance's in both writing and orally. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulations could result in further regulatory and or administrative actions.

Regulation:

313.1 (a) Livestock pens, driveways and ramps shall be maintained in good repair. They shall be free from sharp or protruding objects which may, in the opinion of the inspector, cause injury or pain to the animals. Loose boards, splintered or broken planking, and unnecessary openings where the head, feet, or legs of an animal may be injured shall be repaired.

 

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