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JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267
USDA Inspection Report: 1 April 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
At 545hrs while performing PBIS task 06D01 the following deficiency was found pertaining to an Food Contact Surface; Product residue from the prior days production was identified on the scissor shackle used for reprocessing/training next to line in the Fabrication Department. The shackle had product residue (fat and meat pieces) smeared on the forks that suspends the round for trimming. The smears ranged in size from 1 1/4 inches long and 1/2 inch width, covering 3 of the 4 forks. A USDA Reject/Retain tag # 40272463 was attached to the scissor shackle to inform the establishment that the use of this shackle would not be permitted. Product was not present at the time. This finding represents non-compliance with 9CFR 416.4(a), which states "All food-contacts 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". This finding also represents non-compliance with 9CFR 416.13(c), which states "Each official establishments shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's". As corrective measures the scissor shackle was cleaned and sanitized in my presence. After reinspecting the shackle and finding it acceptable, I released the shackle for use at 0600hrs. 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.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
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.