Putting Glass Walls on New York's Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Gold Medal Packing

Address: 8269 River Rd, Rome, NY 13424
Establishment No.: m17965

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Apr 2012

Code: 04C02
Violation:  313.1

Citation: While observing 6 Market Hogs being stunned with Dr. at approximately 10:15am at Gold Medal Packing Est. 17965 found the following non-compliance.  Four hogs being moved into the stun box slipped on their hind legs just before stunning and one hog slipped on all fours moving into the stun box. The reason for this is that the floor of the stun box is hard plastic which is not conducive to being slip resistant. The 6 hogs being moved into the box did not appear to be under stress and no vocalization was heard.

Regulation:

313.1(b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable conctruction and maintenance.

 

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