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: 21 Feb 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation:  417.5(a)(1)

Citation: On this day I reviewed the Residue Notification Log [redacted]. To assess progress on the Residue Notification Log, I compared the log to a violator's spreadsheet that we keep on the FSIS computers. I used February 1, 2010 as the start date. There are 6 violators in the log that had violations prior to this date, so I assumed violators after that date were all included in the log. It is important to keep data back this far to identify if someone becomes a repeat violator within a year's time. The Residue Notification Log fell short of being up-to-date.The Residue Notification Log contained [redacted] entries, whereas the spreadsheet contained [redacted] entries. The entries included were somewhat hit or miss - i.e. it was not just the most recent violators that were missing from the log, but owners with violations that occurred throughout the year. While some of the discrepancy can be accounted for by the fact that not all violations for each violatior are included in the log as a separate entry in all cases (e.g. [redacted] entered once, two violations, [redacted] entered three times, 4 violations; [redacted] two entries, two violations; [redacted] one entry, 2 violations) much of it is due to owners missing from the log all together - e.g.[redacted]. (violation 12/7/2010), [redacted] (violation 11/12/2010), [redacted] (violation, 11/18/2010), [redacted] (violation 10/7/2010), [redacted] (violation 10/5/2010) not to be confused with [redacted] which is on the list, [redacted] (violation 9/21/2010), to name a few. Seven of the entries in the Residue Notification Log were single violators that were entered more than once. These owners were [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], Of some concern is that multiple repeat violators, specifically [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], [redacted], and are missing from the Residue Notification Log. While the plant employees use additional information when reviewing the faxed lists, this Log is a component of the prerequisite program for residues and should be kept up-to-date. Failure to keep this up-to-date is a recordkeeping non-compliance. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Failure to completely implement residue program NR: 5-2011 dated 2/1/2011; NR: 63-2010 dated 12/29/2010; NR: 57-2010 dated 12/7/2010; NR: 51-2010 dated 11/4/2010


417.5(a)(1) The written hazard analysis prescribed in 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation;


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