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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 15 Dec 2010
Citation: On this day I reviewed the residue samples collected and corresponding owner papers at Gold Medal Packing, Establishment 17965. In Gold Medal Packing's prerequisite program for residues, it states "[redacted]." This step was added to the prerequisite program for residues at the beginning of October. Since the step was added, Gold Medal has not received any Drug Residue Free Affidavits from producers, yet has purchased calves from 3 repeat violators. These violators are [redacted]- animal purchased on 10/26/2010, previous violatives occurred on 7/2/2010 and 7/30/2010,[redacted] - calf purchased on 11/3/2010, previous violatives were on 8/18/2010 and 6/30/2010, and [redacted] animal slaughtered on 11/9, credited with two violatives on 5/14/2010 and 7/20/2010. This is clearly a failure on the plant's part to implement the residue program as written and more specifically a failure to perform their corrective action for repeat violators. was notified.
417.5(a)(1) Every official establishment shall conduct, or have conducted for it, a hazard analysis to determine the food safety hazards reasonably likely to occur in the production process and identify the preventive measures the establishment can apply to control those hazards. The hazard analysis shall include food safety hazards that can occur before, during, and after entry into the establishment. A food safety hazard that is reasonably likely to occur is one for which a prudent establishment would establish controls because it historically has occurred, or because there is a reasonable possibility that it will occur in the particular type of product being processed, in the absence of those controls.