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: 20 Aug 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation:  416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3)

Citation: While performing the SPS component of an unscheduled O6DO1 task at Establishment # 08547M, Champlain Beef Company, the following noncompliance was observed. The four foot wide door to the outside lot on the east side of the old boning room shows damage to the casing and the door. The damage prevents the casing and door jamb from being water tight and impervious for cleaning, and the damage to the steel door has left the top and right edge with a gap to the outside of approximately 1/4 inch wide by 12 inches long. The gap is up the side of the door and on the top edge. This gap will not preclude the potential of insect entrance into the establishment. The door opens into the area called the old boning room, but this area is now only used for a pass through area to other parts of the establishment. 9 CFR Meat and Poultry regulations state in part "(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. (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." You have been advised verbally and by this written document of the noncompliance and of your right to appeal. You are also advised that additional noncompliance from the route cause could result in further regulatory action by the U.S.D.A. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The cracks in the floor wall junction were sealed and a door sweep was replaced on the door. The openings and other exterior door casings and gaps were not checked and or repaired at that time. NR: 15-2010 dated 7/21/2010

Regulation:

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(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.

 

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