Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Jerry Hayes Meats, Inc.
Address: RD1, Stratton Rd, Newark Valley, NY 13811
Establishment No.: m4488
USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jan 2012
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(3), 416.3(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: While conducting a walk thru inspection with EIAO Dr. on 01/04/2012 the following SPS noncompliances were noted: Rust was found on the rails in the beef holding cooler, beef chill cooler, large and small slaughter floors and transfer rail from the small to large slaughter floor. No rust debris was noticed on the carcasses and some of these rails are not used to transfer carcasses. Flaking paint was noticed on the east and west walls in the large and small slaughter floor, this issue was documented on the establishments PIP and was noted to be completed by 12/31/2011, this has not been completed at this time. This is noncompliant with regulation 9 CFR 416.2(b) (1). Rusty rollers were found on the gambrel hooks being used to hang the small animals on the small animal slaughter floor; the rollers are non food contact surfaces. The hooks are food contact surfaces and were clean. This is noncompliant to regulation 9 CFR 416.3(a) and 416.4(b). While in the basement area of the establishment an exit/entry door was found to have a 6 inch gap in the insulation which was used to seal the door. In the holding pens the sliding livestock unloading door is unsealed at the base leaving a gap sufficient enough in size to allow for rodent or other vermin entry, also at the junction of the doorframe and the floor on the left hand side of the door was a gap which was sufficient in size to allow for vermin entry. This is in violation of 9CFR 416.3(a) and 416.4(b) Mr. and Mr. were notified of these noncompliances.
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.
416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.