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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2010
Violation: 417.4(a)(2)(ii), 417.5(a)(3)
Citation: n this day at approximately 11 AM I went into the south (#3) cooler where swine carcasses processed the day before were being stored. I examined them for hair and fecal material. Of the [redacted] pigs slaughtered approximately 20% of them had small amounts of fecal material in the pelvic canal. This is a failure of the Zero Tolerance CCP in the HACCP plan for Pork Slaughter. The critical limit for CCP 1B in the HACCP Plan for Pork Slaughter is that there will be "[redacted]" To accomplish this, the " [redacted]". Furthermore, [redacted]. Verification of swine carcasses was done on that day. Although the particular carcasses observed with fecal material may not have been amongst 2 carcasses checked during monitoring and 1 carcass checked during the verification procedure that day, this is still a failure of the zero tolerance CCP to prevent fecal material which is a potential source of the biological hazard, E coli 0157:H7. was notified of the non-compliance. A plant employee examined and trimmed all the carcasses.
417.4(a)(2)(ii) - (2) Ongoing verification activities. Ongoing verification activities include, but are not limited to: (ii) Direct observations of monitoring activities and corrective actions;
417.5(a)(3) Records documenting the monitoring of CCP’s and their critical limits, including the recording of actual times, temperatures, or other quantifiable values, as prescribed in the establishment’s HACCP plan; the calibration of process-monitoring instruments; corrective actions, including all actions taken in response to a deviation; verification procedures and results; product code(s), product name or identity, or slaughter production lot. Each of these records shall include the date the record was made.