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: 24 Feb 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(a)

Citation: At 1145 I observed the temperature dial on the moving viscera table indicated that water being applied to clean theunit was approximately 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The facility was operating as normal during this period, with livers, hearts, tongues and other viscera which were later destined for food being placed onto the table. This is in violation of 9CFR 416.4(a) and the establishment's own operating SSOP which states on page 4 of 8 "[redacted] ." I rejected the line with US Reject Tag # B20517880 and informed Kill Floor Manager of this non-compliance orally.Mr. was shown this non-compliance visually. FI then informed me that the inspector's station knife dip was not hot or steaming, suggesting that there may be a systemic problem with the steam/boiler system. Mr. repaired the steam supply and proposed waiting until the temperature rose above [redacted] Fahrenheit on the dial leading to the viscera table. After a several minute wait to ensure a stable temperature over [redacted] Fahrenheit the regulatory control action was relinquished and production allowed to resume as normal. A similar Non-compliance record was issued on 2/23/2012 under NR#JRF3308023023N. The establishment's further planned action of "We will watch the table more closely for the next week" was not implemented or ineffective at preventing further reoccurrence. As always you have the absolute right to appeal.


416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.


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