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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jan 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.5(a)
Citation: On this Jan 21, 2010 at approximately 1045 am, while Dr. was working with the online inspector, she noticed that the trimmer was not washing his hands or sterilizing his knife. Dr. notified the kill floor manager. At 1130 am I went out on the kill floor to observe the trimmer that is right next to the online inspector. The trimmer was not dipping his knife in sterilizer and was not washing his hands. I went and observed other workers on the line. The employee that is right after the transfer station dehiding legs and the employee taking off the heads both waited till after they did 3 or 4 calves before they washed their hands and dipped their knives. I notified , the kill floor manager, what I had observed and he corrected the problem immediately. The Operational Sanitation HACCP Plan on page 4 of 8 under SSOP Line h states " [redacted]." In the same plan, line b states " [redacted]." This is a failure of the plant to monitor the implementation of sanitation regulation 416.13(c) and failure of employee hygiene regulation 416.5(a). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: failure to follow sanitary dressing as stated in their HACCP Plan NR: 52-2010 dated 11/9/2010; NR: 50-2010 dated 11/5/2010
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.