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: 1 Sep 2010

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

Citation: On 9/1/2010, at approximately 0930 hours Dr. and Inspector observed the following noncompliance in the inedible room. The tailgate of the truck used to collect blood from the blood pit was covered in a dense matt of live maggots measuring approximately twenty four inches long by six inches high. Maggots were falling onto the floor and crawling under the truck and along the adjacent wall. This is a noncompliance 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) (2), establishment rooms must be kept in good repair and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions. On the morning of 8/30/10, the blood truck was not parked in the inedible room and the room was clean with no maggots observed. HACCP manager, Mr. was notified of the situation. A bleach solution was applied to kill the maggots. Similar noncompliance was documented on NR 13-10, dated 07/02/10 andNR-15-10, dated 7/21/10. Continued failure to meet these regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The preventative measures of fogging the inedible room each night and daily washing of the inedible floor was apparently ineffective in preventing recurrence. NR: 15-2010 dated 7/21/2010; NR: 13-2010 dated 7/2/2010

Regulation:

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)(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.

 

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