Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 5 Aug 2011
Citation: On this day, while I was I was in cooler 3 sorting through carcasses held for residue testing, I noticed 4 carcasses with grease on the hind legs. The carcasses were identified as 612 (tagged by HACCP), 318 (tagged by HACCP), 23KV6365, and 994, and were retained with retain tags B39766485, B39766484, B39766488, and B39766481, respectively.Carcass 318 also had hair that had not been removed. 9 CFR 416.4(d) states "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." These carcasses were adulterated. , HACCP coordinator, and were contacted.
416.14 Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.