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Lazy Gate Farms, Inc.
Address: 280 Route 394, Randolph, NY 14772
Establishment No.: m4542
USDA Inspection Report: 5 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.1, 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: During routine inspection activities on this date the following Sanitation Performance Standards noncompliance was observed and documented. Two (2) very rusty tubular steel pipe storage racks were found within the carcass cooler with clean meat lugs stored on them. US Reject Tags applied - #B21197271 and #B21197272. I informed Mr. and Mr. of the noncompliant condition, tagging of lugs and racks as well as the need for immediate corrective action as per 9 CFR416.15. A review of the NR file in the Gov't office showed that another SPS noncompliance report was issued on 07/16 - NR-0003 for rusty rails within the same cooler. A review of the plant SSOP Form - Lazy Gate Farms Sanitation Checklists for the past 30 days show no reference to the noncompliant condition. This noncompliance is a is a failure by plant personnel to indentify noncompliance of the Sanitation Performance Standards regulations in 9 CFR 416.4(a)&(b) during sanitation monitoring activities. Continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements of the regulations may lead to additional regulatory or administrative action as per the Rules of Practice 9 CFR 500.1 No inspected or exempt operations being conducted at this establishment on this date.
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.
416.4(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.