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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267

USDA Inspection Report: 20 August 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(h)(1), 416.2(h)(3)


At 0620 hrs, to verify compliance with the Sanitation Performance Standard Regulations I toured the establishment's Hide Department employee welfare facilities. During this inspection I noted the following regulatory non-compliances: 1. Used paper towels were noted strewn through out the floor in the lunchroom/locker room, restroom and commode area. This finding represents non-compliance with 9 CFR 416(2)(h)(1) which states that dressing rooms must be maintained in a sanitary condition. 2. The toilet, urinal and wash hand basin were found to be in an unsanitary condition. The plumbing fixtures appeared rusty with excessive water scale, and calcium build-up with brown streaks running the length of the fixtures. There also was a foul odor to the room. This finding represents non-compliance with 9 CFR 416(2)(h)(1) as described above. 3. All trash containers were found to be full of trash with the result that overflow trash (paper towels) was accumulating on the floor. This finding represents non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.2(h)(3), which states that Refuse receptacles must be maintained in a manner that protects against the creation of unsanitary conditions. The lunchroom/locker-room, the toilet and the restroom areas were respectively rejected by placing U.S. Reject Tags B_39 999206, B 39_999204 and B39_999205 at the entrances to the affected areas. The finding of insanitary conditions in the Hide Area employee welfare facilities was discussed previously with the establishment during the weekly USDA/Establishment meeting held on 8/17/10. The response by the establishment to these discussions was not sufficient to prevent a recurrence of insanitary conditions in these areas. In accordance with JBS Tolleson, Inc. GMP's states, "Observe good housekeeping and sanitary procedures, sweeping, dunnage, etc. to a trash can. Walls and floor shall be easily cleanable and litter free; follow sanitation and housekeeping programs provide for immediate and periodic needs. Sanitation will be maintained in restrooms, toilets and urinals will be maintained in good repair." The above non-compliances did not affect any edible product.


416.2(h)(1) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.

416.2(h)(3) Refuse receptacles must be constructed and maintained in a manner that protects against the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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