Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Address: 350 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980
Establishment No.: m4675
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Nov 2010
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0800 hrs., I observed the following. In the Inedible Room, the walls are stained with dried denaturant, numerous barrels are soiled and strewn on the floor, the ceiling is stained and has peeling paint. At the rear an overhead fan housing is rusted. Their is a foul odor when the door is first opened. The inner door handle needs repair and is rusted. The door gasket has visible dried protein on its exposed surface. U.S. Reject tag No. B39907603 was applied. In the Product Holding Cooler, (right side just inside entrance), the overhead black pipe insulation is visibly severed and frayed over an approximate 12" area. The adjacent sections of the rail and switch are rusted. In the rear Freezer (overhead right side) approximately eight vertical support rods are rusted. Mr. plant manager was informed. This is in noncompliance with Title 9CFR 416.4(b) which requires non-food- contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment to be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product. Title 9CFR 416.2(b)(1) requires in part that establishment buildings, including their structures, and compartments should be of sound construction and be kept in good repair.
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.
416.4(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.