Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Gold Medal Packing

Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Nov 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation:  417.4(a)(2)(ii), 417.5(a)(3)

Citation: At approximately 7:10 am I did a carcass check on swine carcasses in cooler 4 that were slaughtered the previous day. Due to the previous history of fecal matter in the pelvic area. I observed that the skinned pigs were fine, but the scalded carcasses had fecal matter in the pelvic area. This is a failure of the Zero Tolerence CCP in the HACCP plan for Pork Slaughter.The critical limit for CCP 1 in the HACCP Plan for Pork Slaughter is that "[redacted]." To accomplish this [redacted]. Noting that it was only on the scaulded pigs, I talked with and kill floor supervisor and asked their procedures on bunging the scalded pigs. Employees were bunging before the pig is being burnt, scrubbed and washed, which allows direct contamination to the exposed pelvic area. This is a failure of the Zero Tolernce CCP to prevent fecal matter which is a potential source of the biological hazard, E coli 0157:H7. and kill floor Supervisor were informed of the non-compliance. Scalded carcasses were retained with tag # B 20 434702. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The failure of sanitary dressing procedures and monitoring of the Zero Tolerance CCP NR: 49-2010 dated 10/26/2010


417.4(a)(2)(ii) Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions;

417.5(a)(3) Records documenting the monitoring of CCP’s and their critical limits, including the recording of actual times, temperatures, or other quantifiable values, as prescribed in the establishment’s HACCP plan; the calibration of process-monitoring instruments; corrective actions, including all actions taken in response to a deviation; verification procedures and results; product code(s), product name or identity, or slaughter production lot. Each of these records shall include the date the record was made.


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