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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 February 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation:

At 0530 hrs while performing preoperational sanitation inspection (PBIS procedure 01B02) in the Fabrication Department the following deficiencies were observed: Fat build up and product residue from the previous days production were found on the white plastic support framing of the trim belt for the top trim line conveyor. There was also product residue (fat and meat pieces) on the stainless steel frame side shields that contact the belt of the conveyor. These pieces of fat and meat varied in size from 1/2 to 2 inches long, fat and product residue were smeared along the stainless steel frame side shields in several places for 1 to 2 feet. I, also, observed fat and meat pieces in the bottom of the stainless steel gondolas that are used at the end of various conveyors in the trim area to store the product that has not yet been packaged. As corrective measures the establishment cleaned and sanitized the affected surfaces in my presence. After reinspecting the areas and gondolas and finding them acceptable, I released the area for production at approximately 0600 hrs. These deficiencies were reported to ) and). These findings represent Non-Compliance with 9 CFR 416.4(a), which states " All food contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product". These findings also represent Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.4(b) and 416.13(a), which state "Non-food contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and adulteration of product". "Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP's before the start of operations." This NR is linked to NR 20-2010(issued 11/11/2010) which was issued for a similar cause(i.e. the finding of product residue on food contact surfaces). The measures taken by the establishment in response to that NR have been ineffective to prevent recurrence of the same findings.

Regulation:

416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.

416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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