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Gold Medal Packing

Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Dec 2010

Code: 04B04
Violation:  317.1, 317.2(b), 317.2(c)

Citation: On Dec 29,2010 at 1503 hour, while performing verification on cheek meat, I noticed that in the offal cooler there was 5 shelves in the corner that had 2 bags on each shelf with unidentified product. I notified who was cleaning the processing room at that time. I applied yellow retain tag # B 38593325 to the shelving unit. When I left at 1715 hour there was still no labels that identified the product. On the morning of Dec 30 when I went into the offal cooler at 0600 hour to get the Kis Samples, there was still no labels applied to identify the product. CFR 317.19(a) states that " 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 CFR 317.2. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Plant employees are not labeling containers before they go into the coolers as stated in the plants corrective actions in the previous Nr's NR: 45-2010 dated 9/29/2010; NR: 22-2010 dated 7/21/2010

Regulation:

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 app pear 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:

 

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