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: 9 Mar 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation:  417.5(a)(1)

Citation: On this day I composed an NR as part of an 03J01 because we have 33 lab submission forms for residue testing for which the plant has not provided owner information. When we have KIS positive samples and need to submit tissue to the FSIS Midwestern laboratory, we provide the plant with all the necessary information, i.e. slaughter date, retain tag #, sale tag #, and sale of origin so that we can acquire owner name and address pertaining to those samples. In addition, I periodically write a Memorandum of Interview (MOI) with a summary of all the missing owner information. I wrote an MOI that included most of these samples in January 2011. Despite these efforts we still do not have owner information. The date these samples were taken range from November 12, 2010 through December 28, 2010. They were all bob veal samples. The sample numbers are 574690, 574695, 574696, 574709, 574711,574719, 574724, 574725, 574726, 574740, 574774, 574775, 574777, 574779, 574780, 574782, 574783, 574784, 574795, 574797, 574799, 574800, 574802,574803, 574804, 574805, 574806, 574809, 574811, 574816, 574819, 574820, 574821. We have already received results from the laboratory for these samples. Plant employees did not give us owner information because they did not have the information. This is in violation of 9 CFR 320.1(b)(iv),which states a required record is " (iv) The name and address of the buyer of livestock or article sold by such person, and the name and address of the seller of livestock or articles purchased by such person;" Furthermore, the prerequisite program for residues at Gold Medal Packing requires that [redacted]. Without owner information, plant employees cannot effectively implement the prerequisite program. When FSIS employees have owner information, this provides an additional way to determine if the plant has been purchasing calves from previous violators and making the appropriate plant dispositions. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Failure to provide owner information NR: 9-2011 dated 2/21/2011; 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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