Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Gold Medal Packing
Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Feb 2012
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: At 0720 I conducted a routine Operational Sanitation Procedure. I entered the hot carcass cooler and noticed two storage bins labeled edible. These were being used to hold spreaders andother metal implements. The bins were stained on the interior with debris of a variety of colorsand at least one shaving composed of an unknown solidforeign material approximately half an inch in length was seen at the bottom ofthe top bin. It appeared as if these bins had not been cleaned in some time. As these bins were labeled edible they should not have been used for equipment storage, and their presence in the carcass cooler/storage/processing area raised the possibility of an employee later using them for product transport or storage which would adulterate product. This is non-compliance with 9CFR 416.1, 416.4(d) and416.4(a).US Reject tags B20518275 and B21138592 were applied to the bins. Ms. HACCP Coordinator, was shown this non-compliance visually and then informed of it orally and in writing with this report. Ms. proposed corrective action of immediately removing them from product handling areas, having the equipment stored in a sanitary manner and having the bins cleaned before being returned to use.As always you have the right to appeal.
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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.