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Gold Medal Packing

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Feb 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation:  417.5(a)(1)

Citation: The prerequisite program for residues at Gold Medal Packing requires that [redacted]. According to the prerequisite program for residues at Gold medal, [redacted].. Upon reviewing the last 4 weeks (1/172011 through 2/18/2011) of faxed lists I noticed the following non-compliances with the residue program in this area: On 1/18, Gold Medal Packing purchased 3 calves from [redacted] (H626, H627 and H628), through the sale. This producer had a previous violation (Sample # 574763) on 12/10/2010 that was reported on LEARN 1/4/2011. He also had violations on 3/30/2010 and 8/7/2009, so he is certainly a producer with whom the plant should be familiar.The plant did not separate these 3 calves out for intensified residue testing. On 1/28, the plant purchased 2 calves, X758 and X759 from through the sale. This producer had a previous violation on 12/10/2010 that was reported on LEARN on 1/6/2011. These calves were not pulled out for intensified residue testing. On 1/28/2011, Gold Medal Packing purchased 2 calves, #255 and # 254 from [redacted] through the sale. [redacted] had a previous violation on 9/10/2010 (Sample # 580075). These 2 calves were not pulled for intensified residue testing. On 2/1/2011, the plant pulled out 2 calves for intensified residue testing from [redacted]. This owner had two previous violations on 12/10/2010 (574763, reported on LEARN on 1/4/2011), and 3/30/2010 (515993). This owner is a repeat violator. The plant should not be purchasing calves from this owner for 12 months, with the stipulation that the owner has signed a Drug Free Residue Affidavit. On 2/1/2011, the plant purchased a calf from [redacted] with ID numbers of 4535 and 4536. This producer had a previous violation on 11/17/2010 (574701), reported on 12/7/2010. The owner has not sent back a Drug Residue Free Affidavit, and the plant did not identify these calves for intensified testing. On 2/4/2011, the plant slaughtered calf Z776 purchased from [redacted]. had a previous violation on 12/16/2010 (574792). This violation was reported on 1/25/2011. This owner did not sign a Drug-Free Residue Affidavit. On 2/8/2011, the plant slaughtered 7 calves from [redacted]. had a previous violation on 9/10/2011 (580075). These calves were identified as 477, 486, 485, 475, 480, 478, and 479. There is no indication that these calves were pulled for intensified residue testing.[redacted] has not signed and returned a Drug-Free Residue Affidavit. These are monitoring non-compliances of the plant's residue program. The plant failed to monitor the faxed lists from the sales appropriately for single and repeat violators

Regulation:

417.5(a)(1) The written hazard analysis prescribed in 417.2(a) of this part, including all supporting documentation;

 

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