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: 19 Apr 2012

Code: 01D02
Violation:  310.18

Citation: On 4/17/12 at approx. 12:44 am while on the slaughter floor I observed 4 formula fed veal with areas of fecal contamination ranging in size from 1 1/2" by 2"  to 2 1/2" by 5" on the rump area. I informed and of this sanitary dressing failure. The next day at approx. 7:30 am while in the cooler Dr. observed fecal and/or hair on bob calf carcasses slaughtered 4/17/12. He observed this on 11 legs, two pelvic areas and 2 briskets on 15 carcasses. He informed of these dressing failures and tagged the rails containing the carcasses from 4/17/12 with retained tags #B39280135 and B39280137. The formula fed calves were trimmed on the line and the bob calf carcasses were reprocessed by and released by Dr. . Sanitary dressing failures could result in carcasses with harmful bacteria entering commerce.

Regulation:

310.18(a) Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.

 

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