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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 29 September 2010

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

Citation:

At 1230 hrs while performing PBIS task 06D01 the following deficiencies were identified: Beaded droplets of liquid condensation were observed on numerous overhead cooling units, drip pans, and the ceiling. These findings were primarily observed above rails 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 53, and 54. There were beef carcasses hanging from each of these rails (i.e. directly underneath the condensation). These findings represent non-compliance with 9 CFR 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, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." Seven carcasses were tagged on the north side of the Hot Box cooler, to indicate the affected rails of carcasses Tag number B38567997 was placed on the first carcass of rail 45, Tag number B38567989 was placed on the first carcass of rail 46, Tag number B38567990 was placed on the first carcass of rail 47, Tag number B38567991 was placed on the first carcass of rail 48, Tag number B38567992 was placed on the first carcass of rail 49, Tag number B38567995 was placed on the first carcass on rail 53, Tag number B38567996 was placed on the first carcass on rail 54. These deficiencies were reported to and This NR is linked to NR 18-2010 (issued 9-28-2010) 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 findings

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: 11 November 2010
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 September 2010
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