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JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267
USDA Inspection Report: 16 May 2011
On Friday, May 13, Inspector notified me that he had placed a US Retain/Reject tag #B39037676 on the chute that drops cow tails into a barrel just below the high rail inspection station on Thursday, May 12. This chute has recently been installed and it was observed by Insp.____ that water from the trimmer's was area was falling into the barrel. It was pointed out to a line foreman by Insp.____ that the weld was not complete enough to keep the water from the sink, catwalk and off pipes from running into the product barrel. Insp. notified the of the situation and offered him time to allow maintenance to repair the newly built chute. Upon arriving to work on May 13, Insp observed that the tag had been removed and the condition of the chute had not been addressed. At this time, Inspector placed another US Retain/Reject tag # B39062947 onto the chute for the same purpose. On Monday, May 16, 2011, Inspector observed that the tag had once again been removed without repair to the chute, nor any changes made to the area. This observation was reported to both Mr.____ and Mr.____ and Mr.____ were notified of the noncompliance and was verbal notified of this Noncompliance Record. That the establishment cannot maintain the security of a US retain/reject tag until proper corrections have been made on a particular piece e of equipment or area in the facility violates 9 CFR 416.6, which states: When an FSIS program employee finds that any equipment , utensil room or compartment at an official establishment is insanitary or that its use could cause the adulteration of product, he will attach to it a US rejected tag. Equipment, utensils, rooms or compartments so tagged cannot be used until made acceptable. Only an FSIS program employee may remove a US Rejected tag. A review of the Non-Compliance records for the past 90 days reveals no similar incidences.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.