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: 14 Feb 2012
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(3)
Citation: On Feb 13, 2011 at approximately 12:15 while on the inspection stand waiting for the formula fed veal to come around, I noticed something on the beam above the station where they split carcasses and spray with proxyaceticacid there was something up there. I asked one of the employees and kill floor manager what was up there. They said it look like a scrap of veal meat. They got a steel rod that they use to put hooks on rail and knocked it down. It fell to the floor. It was a wing off of a bird it was plain to see that it had feathers on it. I immediately showed it to Dr. and Dr. Somehow it got into the building and was on the overhead rail where carcasses pass through all day long. This is a non compliance to CFR 416.2(b)(3). The floors, walls and ceilings must be constructed to prevent the entrance of vermin into the building. was notified of this non compliance. No Product was affected or adulterated at this time.[newline][newline][newline][newline]Update; on Feb 15, 2011 at approximatelyI noticed that up in the venilation fan you can see part of a bird, looks like the other wing flapping as the fan blows on it. I pointed this out to _ and _. _ said he would tell the maintance man about it so he could check it out.
416.2(a) The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.