Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Owasco Meat Co., Inc.
Address: 61 Oak Hill Rd, Moravia, NY 13118
Establishment No.: m4532
USDA Inspection Report: 26 May 2011
Citation: While entering the kill floor @ approximately 7:20 AM, after conducting a 01B01 on the processing room, I noticed sunlight coming through the bottom of the overhead door located on the eastern wall of the kill floor. Upon further examination I concluded the door seal had been damaged and or worn out. this situation could facilitate the entrance of vermin, a violation of 9cfr 416.2(b)3. I then verbally discussed the situation with plant owner Larry Brannon and took a regulatory control action by placing U.S. rejected tag #222756 on said door, awaiting the repair. Larry then stated he would repair the seal as soon as possible
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.