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Champlain Beef Inc.
Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: On 7/29/10 the following noncompliance was observed while Dr. and Dr. were performing a scheduled PBIS task 01C02 at approximately1100 hours. Condensation was being blown by the long cooling unit on the ceiling of the "Hot Cooler" onto six sides of USDA inspected beef. Mr. HACCP supervisor, was immediately notified of the direct contamination of product. The condensation water may contain pathogens that can lead to adulteration of product. These findings were in noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.13(c) due to the establishment's failure to adequately monitor the implementation of the Sanitation SOP and 9 CFR 416.4 (d) product protection. Mr. took corrective actions by turning off the fans of the cooling unit, mopping the condensation off the ceiling and rails, thoroughly rinsing the carcasses with hot water, and spraying the affected carcasses with anti-microbial solution. Continued failure to meet these regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. As always you have the right to appeal.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.