Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Josef Meiller Slaughterhouse
Address: 2768 Rt 199, Pine Plains, NY 12567
Establishment No.: m4477
USDA Inspection Reports: 3 Feb 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0700 hours the left wall by the killer shoot on the Kill Floor was observed to have been damaged and several anchors used it secure it the block wall were missing. A section of the block by the left corner of the wall has cracks in the concrete. The section of wall under the electric stunner unit has blood stains from the previous day slaughter under the scabber used to hold the sticking knife. Mr. was informed of observeration made by the kill shoot. This is regulator noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.1, and 416.4(b)
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(b)(1) Construction. (1) 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)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.