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: 27 Apr 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.5(a)(1)

Citation: On April 27, 2012 at 5:50 am I was watching animals being stunned. I noticed that the bovine on the conveyor had very long legs. It was a larger size than calf and also had a bag with udders. I looked at the dentation and it was definitely over 30 months. I informed  the line Inspector that it was over 30 months. I applied yellow retain tag B 39 280140 to the carcass. I notified kill floor supervisor of the situation. During post mortem inspection, noticed that two more carcasses were over thirty months. He applied yellow retain tags B 39 280176 and  B 39 280613 to the carcasses. Dr. SPHV) checked the dentition on the three carcasses. Carcass with tag B 39 280140 was definitively over three years. The carcass with tag B 39 280613 had two full sets of incisors and one of a third set.  The carcass with the tag B 39 280176 had two full sets of incisors. Gold Medal's HACCP Plan has [redacted]. They have a prerequisite program to control SRMs. The prerequisite program for SRM states under 2. Scope,  [redacted]." The prerequisite program for SRMs states under 3. Responsibility, " [redacted] ." Gold Medal Packing  has a HACCP Plan for veal not beef. Gold Medal does not have supporting documentation on the age of the carcasses that were retained.Dr. and I, had a meeting with and . all present.  Dr. spoke with Dr. and discussed the situation.  It was discussed that Gold Medal Packing could apply with the Albany District to change Gold Medal's Grant of Inspection to include inspection for heifers and steers. It was discussed that Gold Medal Packing would also need to address the Hazard Analysis to assess the risk of E.coli O157H7  in these older animals. The fact that these older animals have probably eaten more grain could increase the chance of E. coli O157H7 shedding in the manure.


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


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