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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 30 Dec 2010
Violation: 416.12(d), 416.13(b), 416.13(c)
Citation: On this day at approximately 12:30 PM as part of an 01C02 I did a walk-through of the coolers at Gold Medal Packing to observe them for the presence of condensation. Condensation has been a problem in the recent past. and is one of the parameters being monitored under the plant's current verification plan. As a corrective action the plant is supposed to [redacted].The SSOP under Operational Sanitation states "[redacted]" The last cooler check was done at 6:00 AM during pre-op . I went through coolers 4, 3, and 2 initially, and they looked great. The ceilings and rails were nice and dry. There was absolutely no condensation observed. I went through cooler 1 last . In cooler 1, one of the evaporators was iced-up and dripping condensation. In addition, the rails and beams nearby were dripping condensation. To further complicate matters, the fans on the evaporator were aerosolizing the condensate, saturating or sprinkling (depending on proximity to evaporator) carcasses on the two rails nearby. Sixty-seven carcasses were tagged, and moved to rails away from the evaporator until an acceptable corrective action could be made. The drip pan, fan blades and the fins on the evaporator were examined. They were extremely clean. and were made aware of the situation.
416.12(d) The Sanitation SOP’s shall specify the frequency with which each procedure in the Sanitation SOP’s is to be conducted and identify the establishment employee(s) responsible for the implementation and maintenance of such procedure(s).
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.