Putting Glass Walls on Arizona Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 February 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation:

416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d), 416.4(d) At 0515 hrs while performing PBIS task 06D01 the following deficiencies were identified: Beaded droplets of condensation were observed on the beams and rails above rails 12, 13, and 14 in the sales cooler. The beads of condensation were observed falling from the beams to the floor. Product was not present in the area at the time. The area was taped off to stop carcasses from entering the area. Upon further investigation it was revealed that the drip pans did not have hoses connected to them to direct the water to the drains. Instead the water from the drip pans was allowed to drain straight down on the beams and rails. Beaded droplets of water were also observed above the scale in the carcass breaking room of Fabrication. Water droplets were observed falling from cracks in the ceiling above the scale. There were no carcasses in the area at the time of the deficiency was observed. As corrective measures the establishment installed plastic under the drip pans and in the carcass breaking room to divert the water to the drains and away from the carcasses. The establishment also wiped and dried the affected areas, rinsed and sanitized the food contact surfaces of the breaking room. After inspecting the area and finding the area acceptable, the area was released for production at 0630 hrs. These findings represent non-compliance with 9CFR 416.2(b), which states, "Wall, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions." These findings also represent non-compliance with 9CFR 416.2(d), which states "Ventilation adequate to control odor, 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 9CFR 416.4(d), which states, "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." This Non-Compliance was reported to ) and ). A review of Non-Compliance Record for the last 90 days revealed no similar findings with the same root cause.

Regulation:

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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