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Address: 922 Country Rt 53, Brasher Falls, NY, 13613
Establishment No.: m4499
USDA Inspection Report: 19 Apr 2012
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At 0745 I conducted a pre-operational sanitation procedure. I reviewed the establishment's processing room log and found no corrective actions or deficiencies for today noted. I then asked Mr. and Mr. if it was okay to do a pre-operational sanitation check. They stated that the room was ready and no problems were observed. I proceeded to the grinder and observed numerous scraps of meat and food product inside the interior of the grinder where product is contacted by the auger. No regulatory control action was needed because Mr. immediately had this piece of machinery cleaned. I then proceeded to the stuffer and observed several pieces of meat product dried and stuck in the interior of the device on food contact surfaces. This machine was then immediately sanitized by processing room personnel and I verified that it was clean. This is non-compliance with 9CFR 416.13(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b) and the establishment's own SSOP which states "[redacted]." Mr. was informed of this non-compliance visually, orally and in writing with this NR. As always you have the right to appeal.
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.
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.