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New Lee's Live Poultry Market
Address: 122 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Establishment No.: p4734
USDA Inspection Report: 8 Feb 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0615 hours I was informed by establishment Sanitation Manager Mr. of the completion of pre-operational inspection and that all areas were found acceptable. I then performed an FSIS pre-operational sanitation inspection, in order to verify that establishment 04734 met regulatory requirements. The following conditions were observed; In the establishment "Receiving/Kill Room"; 1. observed; several bleeding cones of the bleeding unit containing dried on blood and product residue. Bleeding unit rejected, tag#B39885855 applied. This is a direct product contact zone. The entire floor of the receiving area observed unclean. In the establishment Picking/Scalding room; 2. Finger pickers in the picking unit contain visible feathers on several rubber fingers from previous day's production. This is a direct product contact zone. "Picking unit" rejected, tag # B39885848 applied. 3. The Gizzard Peeler unit contains dried on product residue from previous day's production. This was observed throughout the grooves where product is placed. This is a direct product contact zone. Gizzard Peeler unit rejected, tag # B39885850 applied. Establishment's pre-operational records for today; show documentation of all areas as acceptable. Establishment SSOP Plan signed and dated 1/30/2011, under"[eredacted] " states; "[eredacted] " Sanitation Manager Mr. immediately shown all non-compliances observed and informed regulatory action will remain in effect until corrective action has been performed. Mr. was also informed of failure to meet 9CFR416.1; 416.13(c); 416, 4(a);416.4(b). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Establishment indicated they cleaned all affected product contact surfaces NR: 6-2011 dated 2/4/2011 Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could lead to further enforcement actions
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
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.