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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 17 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.13(c), 416.2(d)
Citation: On this date at approximately 1145 hours during a tour of the facility by both the EIAO and FSIS Inspector they came upon the Chill Cooler, right off the Kill floor they observed dripping condensation off the ceiling and then the cooling fans were spreading the condensation onto 2 carcasses already retained for KIS test sampling. the 2 bob veal carcasses were tagged US Retained with tag #B20 434355. was shown the non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.13(b), 416.13(c) and 416.2(d). Review of plant's SSOP shows a Ventilation SPS Prerequisite program and it states, "[redacted]." Review of plant records had no mention of any condensation issues. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: employee that sets up room told to check ceiling and rails throughout the day. Reference similar previous NR 26-2010 dated 7/22/2010, NR 23-2010 dated 7/20/2010, NR 21-2010 dated 7/14/2010
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.