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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jul 2010
Violation: 317.1, 317.2(b), 317.2(c)
Citation: On this day at approximately 1530 hours while walking through the offal cooler to put residue samples away, I noticed three trays of bob veal hearts and three trays of tongues that were unlabeled. These organs were from today's production, and all processing and kill floor employees had left for the day. Typically a label is placed on these trays by the end of the production day, but at that hour it was unlikely that they would be labeled. Retain tags were placed on the trays of hearts (B20434995, B20434963, and B20434993), and on the trays of tongues (B20434992, B20434994, and B20434993). HAACP coordinator was contacted. This observation was part of an unscheduled 04B04. Failure to label the hearts and tongues is a non-compliance with 9 CFR 317.1, 317.2(b), and 317.2(c)
317.1(a) When, in an official establishment, any inspected and passed product is placed in any receptacle or covering constituting an immediate container, there shall be affixed to such container a label as described in §317.2 except that the following do not have to bear such a label.
317.2(b) Any word, statement, or other information required by this part to appear on the label must be prominently placed thereon with such conspicuousness (as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices, in the labeling) and in such terms as to render it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase and use. In order to meet this requirement, such information must appear on the principal display panel except as otherwise permitted in this part. Except as provided in §317.7, all words, statements, and other information required by or under authority of the Act to appear on the label or labeling shall appear thereon in the English language: Provided, however, That in the case of products distributed solely in Puerto Rico, Spanish may be substituted for English for all printed matter except the USDA inspection legend.
317.2(c) Labels of all products shall show the following information on the principal display panel (except as otherwise permitted in this part), in accordance with the requirements of this part or, if applicable, part 319 of this subchapter: