Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Kerr's Custom Butchering
Address: Box 163 Main St, South Dayton, NY 14138
Establishment No.: m8768
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.1, 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: Sanitation Performance Standard noncompliance observed during inspection activities on this date July 14, 2010. 1) small - upper retail cooler - flaking paint observed on the south wall - entire length of wall from the floor to approx. chest height. Floor soiled - specifically junction of floors and wall - meat particles / dust / other. 2) Dry Storage Room - cluttered / in disarray miscellaneous items being stored on floor, a few cobwebs present in corners, floors - dust and dirt present. 3) Kill Floor - scale apparatus and scale weights on south wall - apparatus and frame work - gritty rust present in excess. After slaughter operations had ended for the day (14:30 hrs) I notified Scott Kerr, Plant Owner of my observations. Scott accompanied me to the areas of concern visually observing my findings. Continued I reminded Mr. Kerr of his regulatory responsibilities related the Sanitation Performance Standards in 9 CFR 416.1. At the time of inspection no tags were issued; no product contamination was observed, no product was in the above mentioned cooler. A requested was made that corrective action be taken as per 9 CFR 416.15, bringing these area into compliance prior to the next official operation on Tuesday, July 20th. Failure to comply may lead to additional regulatory actions, re; tagging of rooms and or equipment. A review of the Noncompliance Record File in the Gov't office file did not reveal similar noncompliance within the past 90 days.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.
Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jul 2010