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: 18 Nov 2010
Citation: On 11/18/10 at approximately 0815 hours while performing a 01B02 procedure the following noncompliance was observed. The sink at the tailing station had dirt, hair ,and feces particles in and on the sink. The rails on the tailing station that hold the hooks had hair and rust on them. The wall above the head racks were the plant processes the head and cheek meat had pieces of fat from the previous days production. I showed Mr. my findings and he washed the tailing station rails and sink. He also had and employee scrub the wall over the head station. This is a noncompliance of 9 CFR 416.4(b) and the plants own SSOP plan. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply to with the regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory or administrative action. As always you have the right to appeal.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.