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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: At Est 17965M Gold Medal Packing, at approximately 0530 AM with EIAO Dr EIAO and HACCP Coordinator, performing a 01BO2 on the kill floor, blood was noted on the head rack. A USDA Rejected tag # B20434380 was attached and HACCP Coordinator was notified. On the cutting board on the S/S table at the south end of the kill floor several black specks were noted. A USDA Rejected tag # B20434379 was attached and was notified. This is a violation of CFR 416.4(a). Reference Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures lll Pre-Operational Sanitation-Processing Equipment and Facility Sanitation .B.1. Production Departments (Daily, before each use) Clean affected equipment, floors, and walls according to the General Equipment and Facility Sanitation SOPs, and IV Pre-Operational Sanitation- Corrective Actions which states, [redacted]. In accordance with 416.15(b), Corrective actions include procedures to insure appropriate disposition of product that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the Recurrence of direct contamination of products.
416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.
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.