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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 28 September 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation:

At 1520 hrs while performing PBIS task 06D01 the following deficiencies were identified: Beaded droplets of liquid condensation were observed on numerous overhead cooling units and drip pans. These findings were primarily observed above rail 58, 90, and 91. There were beef carcasses hanging from each of these rails (i.e. directly underneath the condensation.) These findings represent non-compliance with CFR 9 416.2(d), which states "Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided." These findings also represent non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.4(d), which states "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." Three carcasses were tagged on both north side and south side of the Hot Box cooler, to indicate the affected rails of carcasses Tag number B38567994 was placed on the first carcass of rail 58, Tag number B38567999 was placed on the first carcass of rail 90, and Tag number B38567998 was placed on the first carcass of rail 91. These deficiencies were reported to and observed by The preventative measures proffered and employed by Plant Management in response to Non-compliance 17-2010 have failed to prevent condensation formulizing in the Hot Box cooler. This NR is linked to NR 17-2010 (issued 9-15-2010) which was issued for a similar cause (i.e. the finding of beaded condensation above carcasses in the cooler). The measures taken by the establishment in response to that NR have been ineffective to prevent recurrence of the same finding.

Regulation:

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 29 September 2010
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 15 September 2010
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