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Champlain Beef Inc.
Address: 9679 State Rt 4, Whitehall, NY 12887
Establishment No.: m8547
USDA Inspection Report: 11 Aug 2010
Citation: On 8/11/10 at approximately 1660 hours the following noncompliance was observed. The garage that the plant uses to store metal hooks, assorted machine parts and other plant maintenance material and the room that the plant uses to store old files, paperwork, and other plant property are so full I could not properly inspect the two rooms. These rooms are connected to the building against the boning room wall, however there is no direct access to the boning room by a door or a window. The rooms have so much material stored in them that I was not able to see wall to wall for signs of harborage. I showed this noncompliance of 9CFR 416.2(a) and the plants own SPS plan. Mr. said he will address the problem and he started to clean out the garage of some of the old metal and equipment.
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.