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Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse
Address: 2768 Rt 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Establishment No.: m4477
USDA Inspection Reports: 25 Feb 2011
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 0700 hours it was observed that the establishment had conducted it's pre-operational inspection of the facility for today's processing (02/25/2011). I then conducted a scheduled pre-operational inspection (01B02) of the processing area. The Band Saw was randomly selected to perform the task on. The Band Saw was observed to have product residue from the previous days production around the upper blade wheel housing. USDA REJECTED TAG # B3069912 was applied to the Band Saw and Mr. was informed of my findings and action taken. This a failure to comply with regulations 9 CFR 416.13(a) and 416.4(a)
416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.
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.