Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Address: 2782 Drum Rd, Middleport, NY 14105
Establishment No.: m4530
USDA Inspection Report: 5 Dec 2011
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2)
Citation: At approximately 9:30 am, while performing this Sanitation Performance Standard (SPS) procedure, the following non-compliances were observed. While inspecting the outside perimeter of the establishment I observed a whole in the concrete wall where a pipe enters into the front of the building. The hole is about 5” x 5” and is located several feet left of the front entrance, about 6 feet up from the ground. A hole about 4” x 2” that goes under the front of the building was also abserved a few feet to the right of the entrance area to the inedible entrance from the outside. The small storage room attached to the front of the establishment is cluttered with miscelaneous items to the extent that a thorough inspection of the room could not be conducted. The grass and weeds on the south side of the establishment are overgrown. There is a large pile of lumber and other building materials on the west side of the establishment, immediately behind the holding pens. While inspecting the interior perimeter of the establishment, I observed two holes about 2” x 2” and the wall floor juncture in the employee welfare area. All areas identified are potential areas for rodents, but no rodent activity observed during this inspection. Also observed on this day, were several cobwebs in the slaughter department of the facility. Cobwebs were observed on some pipes on the wall above the hand wash sink, on the large splitting saw hanging from the ceiling, metal beams, and wall/ceiling juncture. Owner, Mr. Britt was notified of all deficiencies observed.
416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product 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.