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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 23 Feb 2011
Violation: 318.1(a), 318.1(i)
Citation: In the morning while checking the cooler for condensation inspector found three boxes of ground beef and 3 boxes of beef cuts from [redacted] processors in the cooler. Talking with and reviewing the HACCP plan determined that the plant didn't address receipt of product other than their own product being returned. Reg 318.1(a,i) require that only inspected product enter an establishment and that all information necessary for determining the origin and processing of a product be maintained. As a corrective action [redacted] has modified the shipping documents to be for either shipping or receiving. Included information on incoming product is company, temperature and sanitation of vehicle, random temperature of product, package integrity, odor presence and inspection legend present. The following people were trained in the use of the document for receiving [redacted] and [redacted].
318.1(a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section or §318.12, no product shall be brought into an official establishment unless it has been prepared only in an official establishment and previously inspected and passed by a Program employee, and is identified by an official inspection legend as so inspected and passed. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this subparagraph, product imported in accordance with part 327 of this subchapter and not prepared in the United States outside an official establishment, may enter any official establishment subject in other respects to the same restrictions as apply to domestic product. Products received in an official establishment during the Program employees absence shall be identified and maintained in a manner acceptable to such employee. Product entering any official establishment shall not be used or prepared thereat until it has been reinspected in accordance with §318.2. Any product originally prepared at any official establishment may not be returned into any part of such establishment, except the receiving area approved under §318.3, until it has been reinspected by the inspector.
318.1(i) The operator of the official establishment shall furnish such information as is necessary to determine the origin of any product or other article entering the official establishment. Such information shall include, but is not limited to, the name and address of the seller or supplier, transportation company, agent, or broker involved in the sale or delivery of the product or article in question.