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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2010
Citation: On this day, while going over residue reports from bob veal, I reviewed reports which are awaiting owner/producer identification that are filed away in a separate place. Eight sample reports have been set aside for some quite time. The samples are #579131 sampled on 6/11/10, #579186 sampled on 6/24/10, #580760 sampled on 7/23/10, #580027 sampled on 8/11/10, #580033 sampled on 8/13/10, #580037 sampled on 8/17/10, #580067 sampled on 9/9/10, and #580110 sampled on 9/22/10. Producer information is considered supporting documentation according to 9 CFR 417.5 (a)(2), because producer information is crucial to successfully implementing the prerequisite plant for residues at Gold Medal Packing. Additionally, bob veal are tested for residues at Gold Medal in accordance with 9 CFR 310.21. Producer identification is an important component of the testing program described in this regulation, because "all subsequent calves from the same producer which has previously sold or delivered to official establishments any carcass that was condemned because of drug residues must be tested according to this paragraph until five consecutive animals test completely free of animal drug residues" Without producer information this would not be possible. Furthermore, according to 9 CFR 320.1(b)(iv), "the name and address of the buyer of livestock or articles sold by such person, and the name and address of the seller of livestock or articles purchased by such person" is a record required to be kept by the plant.. was notified quite a while ago about the missing information and she has made efforts to get this information from the truckers and auction barns, but she has been unsuccessful. This non-compliance is not a direct food safety hazard, but the absence of producer information reduces the plant's control over the level of violative residues entering the plant.
417.5(a)(2) The written HACCP plan, including decisionmaking documents associated with the selection and development of CCP’s and critical limits, and documents supporting both the monitoring and verification procedures selected and the frequency of those procedures.