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New Lee's Live Poultry Market
Address: 122 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Establishment No.: p4734
USDA Inspection Report: 21 May 2011
Violation: 381.66(b), 417.2(c)(4)
Citation: At approximately 0815, while doing a random temperature check CSI observed the following non-compliance: Production supervisor was in the process of packaging young chickens from the chill tank into the establishments brown paper bag for shipping. I requested a temperature check. proceeded to check the product with the establishments thermometer. Temperature was approximately degrees. I immediately notified of the non-compliance and issued a U.S retained tag No B38033313. He was informed that the regulatory control action would remain in effect until the establishment demonstrated product safety. A similar NR#: 0021-2011 was documented earlier today at approximately 0615, on May 21. President has not given a written notification as far as corrective action is concerned in regards to the previous NR, but has stated that "He would make sure that the product will be 40 degrees or less, before it is shipped out". An O3J02 will be performed today.
381.66(b) General chilling requirements, except for ratites. (1) All poultry that is slaughtered and eviscerated in the official establishment shall be chilled immediately after processing so that the internal temperature is reduced to 40 °F. or less, as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section unless such poultry is to be frozen or cooked immediately at the official establishment. Eviscerated poultry to be shipped from the establishment in packaged form shall be maintained at 40 °F. or less, except that during further processing and packaging operations, the internal temperature may rise to a maximum of 55 °F.: Provided, That immediately after packaging, the poultry is placed under refrigeration at a temperature that will promptly lower the internal temperature of the product to 40 °F. or less, or the poultry is placed in a freezer. Poultry which is to be held at the plant in packaged form in excess of 24 hours shall be held in a room at a temperature of 36 °F. or less.
417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;