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Gold Medal Packing

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Mar 2011

Code: 03J01
Violation:  417.5(a)(1)

Citation: The prerequisite program for residues at Gold Medal Packing, Est. 17965 requires that [redacted]. . When we receive violative results from the FSIS Lab, we supply the plant with those results and an attached copy of owner information (if the plant has previously provided us with owner information). I reviewed the plant's "USDA Testing" notebook to look for copies of Residue Violation Notices sent to single violators.Typically the Notices are attached to the copy of owner information and LEARN results. Upon reviewing the notebook, the following owners did not appear to have received letters: [redacted] In some cases the owner paper and violative results were present in the notebook, but there was no attached Residue Notification Letter. In other cases there was no documentation for the samples whatsoever. If by chance we did not provide the plant with a copy of LEARN results, which is not very likely, the plant received notification of these violatives through MOIs, and plant meetings. Furthermore, I have given the plant a copy of my residue Excel spreadsheet several times which contains producers, date of violations, actual drug residue.. By one process or another the plant has been informed of these violations. During my review of the records, I noticed that there were also some repeat violators that did not receive a Residue Violation Notice for each violation but had received at least one Residue Violation Notice and a Repeat Violator Letter at some point. I spoke to about the missing owner papers to make sure I exhausted all possible records to find the letters. I gave a copy of the LEARN results with attrached owner information for each of these producers. I also gave her an MOI with a summary of these violators. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Recordkeeping failure NR: 12-2011 dated 3/9/2011; NR: 9-2011 dated 2/21/2011; NR: 5-2011 dated 2/1/2011; NR: 63-2010 dated 12/29/2010; NR: 57-2010 dated 12/7/2010; NR: 51-2010 dated 11/4/2010

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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