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Champlain Beef Inc.
Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547
USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(3)
Citation: At approximately 0830 hours, Dr. was performing a 06D01 procedure and observed the following non compliance. Multiple live maggots were seen emerging from and crawling around a crack at the floor wall junction and drain near the dump truck in the inedible room. This is a violation of 9 CFR 416.2 (a), establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Also, per 9 CFR 416.2 (b)(1), establishment rooms must be kept in good repair and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions. Additionally, the door to the ante mortem pen has a half inch gap between the floor and bottom of the door. This is a non compliance of 9CFR 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. Mr. interim HACCP manager, was notified of the situation. The inedible room area was then re-sanitized with bleach. Upon re-inspection the condition of the inedible room was satisfactory. Similar noncompliance was documented on NR 13-10, dated 07/02/10. The preventive measures of fogging the inedible room each night and washing down the floor each night were ineffective in preventing recurrence. Continued failure to meet these regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. As always you have the right to appeal. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The actions the plant took the fix and monitor the problem was not effective NR: 13-2010 dated 7/2/2010
416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.
416.2(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.