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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Nov 2010
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: On this day at 7:15 AM while doing dispositions at the disposition rail I observed the trays on the viscera table as they were coming up from the sanitizing cycle underneath the table. I noticed that quite a few of the pans were coming up with dried blood on them (60%), particularly on the right side of the tray. I did not observe any fecal material. Since hearts are on these trays, cross-contamination between condemned and passed carcass tissue could be a potential problem. The plant was cited for this same problem in an NR on 11/05. On that day there was also dried blood and tissue on the trays due to failure of a pump which increases pressure of the water coming out of the nozzles that clean the trays.. The immediate corrective action on that day was to have an employee stand at the end of the table and spray off the blood and tissue from the pans. I was told the long term corrective action was to change the pump. The plant used the immediate corrective action of hosing off the pans yesterday, 11/04. Today, on 11/05, the plant is no longer using the immediate corrective action of cleaning off the pans with a hose, but the pump has not been replaced. 416.4(a) states "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 conditionsand adulteration of product. 416.4(d) states "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Failure to use immediate corrective action until long term solution is implemented NR: 50-2010 dated 11/5/2010
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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.