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New Lee's Live Poultry Market
Address: 122 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Establishment No.: p4734
USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(3), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: At 1300 hrs I observed the following non-compliances: 1. The receiving big garage bay door has one hole at the center bottom of the door about 3/4 of an inch in diameter and also at the left-hand bottom side of door there's a gap approximatley 1 inche wide by 5 inches long which allows light from outside of building and could be a possible entry for vermin and pests. 2. In the bleeding area/live hold area, the back door was found ajar. Outside of this area, old unused equipment was stored which could be a harborage area for pests, who can then gain access to the facility through the open door. 3. The freezer at the back of the establishment, adjacent to the employee break room, had product piled up approximately 3 feet high, hindering inspection. Behind the piled product, an bag of product was found with the bag broken and open on top, which can expose the product to frozen condensate on the freezer ceiling. Plant owner, Mr. Shen Chen, was immediately notified of these non-compliances.
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)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration 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.
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.