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Gold Medal Packing

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

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Jun 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation:  417.5(a)(1)

Citation: On this day while reviewing our residue results as part of an 03J02, I found residue laboratory submission forms that contained the names of 4 same source suppliers that have had 2 prior residue violations each, at Gold Medal Packing Est. 17965. Residues are addressed in a prerequisite program. According to the prerequisite program, "[redacted]. However in the HAACP plan for slaughter of veal lamb and goats, under Step 6-Reception, where Residues (Growth Hormone) and Residues are addressed, it states that "[redacted]". had residue violations on 11/12/2009 (Sample# 512028) and 2/4/2010 (Sample# 514487). An additional animal purchased from this producer was sampled on 6/4/2010. had residue violations on 2/23/2010 (Sample# 515923) and 4/27/2010 (Sample# 497483). An additional animal was sampled on 6/18/2010 (Sample# 579133).[redacted] had residue violations on 12/29/2009 (Sample# 514391) and 5/14/2010 (Sample# 497528). Additional calves were sampled from this source on 6/22/2010 (Sample# 579168) and 6/18/2010 (Sample# 579155, 579149) and 6/15/2010 (Sample# 579138). had residue violations on 5/18/2010 (Sample# 497530) and 5/28/2010 (579106). An animal from this farm was sampled on 6/11/2010 (Sample# 579126).. While it is not against regulations to purchase a third calf from a producer that has had two violations (see Notice 03-10), the fact that calves from same source suppliers have entered the facility is not consistent with the HAACP plan as written. Furthermore, the fact that calves have been repeatedly purchased from same source suppliers may be an indication that the residue program in place is not effective. HAACP coordinator has been made aware of these findings.

Regulation:

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

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 9 Jul 2010

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