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Gold Medal Packing

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

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jan 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation:  309.16, 417.2(c)(5), 417.2(c)(6), 417.3(a)(3), 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: On Nov 8, 2011, Gold Medal slaughtered a bob veal calf brought by [redacted] The establishment tagged it as 1445 [redacted] The sample was sent to [redacted] on Dec 1, 2011 because an in plant residue test was positive. On Dec 14, 2011 the Lab confirmed that the sample was [redacted] Inspection personal asked plant for owner information again and the plants response was that[redacted] stated that the number 1445 is not their bill. So the true producer is unknown. Gold Medals HACCP Plan Residue Control Prerequisite Program on page 6 under 5.1b1. states [redacted]. The establishment does not have the supporting documentation to support their HACCP plan. Unidentified livestock can not be matched to a known violator on the Violator List if it is unidentified. Unidentified livestock is banned from slaughter until a producer is identified. Establishment has a failure in record keeping and failure to take corrective actions.


309.16(a) Except as provided by paragraph (d) of this section, livestock suspected of having been treated with or exposed to any substance that may impart a biological residue which would make the edible tissues unfit for human food or otherwise adulterated shall be handled in compliance with the provisions of this paragraph. They shall be identified at official establishments as ‘‘U.S. Condemned.’’ These livestock may be held under the custody of a Program employee, or other official designated by the Administrator, until metabolic processes have reduced the residue sufficiently to make the tissues fit for human food and otherwise not adulterated. When the required time has elapsed, the livestock, if returned for slaughter, must be re-examined on ante-mortem inspection. To aid in determining the amount of residue present in the tissues, officials of the Program may permit the slaughter of any such livestock for the purpose of collecting tissues for analysis for the residue. Such analysis may include the use of inplant screening procedures designed to detect the presence of antimicrobial residues in any species of livestock.

417.2(c)(5) Include all corrective actions that have been developed in accordance with 417.3(a) of this part, to be followed in response to any deviation from a critical limit at a critical control point;

417.2(c)(6) Provide for a recordkeeping system that documents the monitoring of the critical control points. The records shall contain the actual values and observations obtained during monitoring.

417.3(a)(3) Measures to prevent recurrence are established;

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


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