Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Kerr's Custom Butchering
Address: Box 163 Main St, South Dayton, NY 14138
Establishment No.: m8768
USDA Inspection Report: 22 Nov 2011
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(3)
Citation: At approximately 0800 while entering the FSIS office Dr. , Relief SVMO, observed a mouse in the office. The mouse, located in front of the filing cabinet, ran between the filing cabinet and the wall. This is a non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.2(a). Inspection of the area revealed a hole in the corner of the office that may allow rodents to enter the office. Mr. was immediately notified of this non-compliance. Since operations had not started for the day, the inspection team postponed pre-operational and antimortem inspection duties and expanded the inspection for rodent activity. Inspection began in the office, where no additional rodent activity was observed (naw marks and/or droppings). I then inspected the lobby outside of the FSIS office and did not notice any evidence of rodent activity. The establishment has a bait station (#2) located in this area. An inspection of this station also revealed no evidence of activity. I then proceded to inspect the slaughter floor, offal/hide storage, carcass cooler, and processing rooms and did not see any further evidence of rodent activity. After finshing this inspection, pre-operational and antimortem duties were concluded. I then inspected the outside perimeter of the establishment and observed that there is a hole under the metal siding outside the government office. This is a non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.2(b)(3). Mr. was also shown this non-compliance. A review of the previous three months of NRs reveal no similar non-compliances.
416.2(a) 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)(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.
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 12 Oct 2011