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New Lee's Live Poultry Market
Address: 122 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Establishment No.: p4734
USDA Inspection Report: 29 May 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.5(b)
Citation: On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at approximately 0625 hours, after the establishment had completed their pre-operational inspection and prior to start of the operation, I observed the following non-compliance. In the apron-hanging area nearby the washing machine, four aprons in an insanitary condition were in contact with two other clean and read-to-be-used aprons. Two of the four aprons had feathers or meat residues from previous days production and the other two aprons had large spread-out area of yellowish or black stains on their interior surfaces. Establishment does not have a separate area for dirty aprons; however, this apron-hanging area is for clean and ready-to-be used aprons only. Regulatory control action was initiated and an U. S. Rejected Tag (#B38033329) was applied to these four aprons and the two clean aprons in contact with them until corrective action could be performed. Evidence was immediately shown to the plant manager, nbsp; No products were affected.This is a non-compliance with Regulation 9 CFR 416.5 (b), 416.4 (a) and 416.13 (c). Continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements would lead to further enforcement action.
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.
416.5(b) Clothing. Aprons, frocks, and other outer clothing worn by persons who handle product must be of material that is disposable or readily cleaned. Clean garments must be worn at the start of each working day and garments must be changed during the day as often as necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.