Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Champlain Beef Inc.
Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(e)(3)
Citation: On 7/9/2010 at approximately 0815 hours the following noncompliance was observed by IIC and Dr. Pen #1 in the holding area which had dairy cows to be presented for ante mortem inspection was flooded with dirty water from drainage backup. There were two large puddles of dirty water standing water about 6 feet in diameter and approximately 3 inches deep above both drain covers. This is a noncompliance of 9CFR 416.2(b)(2) and 416.2(e)(3) and the plants own SPS plan. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory action. As always you have the right to appeal.
416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(e)(3) Prevent adulteration of product, water supplies, equipment, and utensils and prevent the creation of insanitary conditions throughout the establishment;