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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 1 Jul 2011
Violation: 416.3(a), 416.3(b), 416.4(a)
Citation: On this day at 6:10 am, while checking the coolers for condensation I noticed that the well saw located in cooler #3 had dried on meat particles from the previous days operations. I applied retain tag # B 39 182205 to the well saw. was notified. Plant failed to monitor the cleaning of equipment used for processing which is a violation of 9 CFR 416.4(a) Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: failure to prevent sanitary conditions and sanitary equipment NR: 19-2011 dated 4/4/2011; NR: 2-2011 dated 1/21/2011
416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.
416.3(b) Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.