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JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267
USDA Inspection Report: 2 June 2011
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.4(a)
At 0645 hrs while performing preoperational sanitation inspection (PBIS procedure 01B02) in the Slaughter Department the following regulatory non-compliance was identified: A scrap of greenish white omasum approximately 2 x 2 inches was found lodged into a corner of the product exit chute from the omasum cleaner. This surface of the washer exit is a food contact surface. As corrective measures an establishment employee dislodged the scrap of tissue, cleaned the now exposed surface and sanitized it in my presence. The area was then released for production. This finding represents an SSOP monitoring failure as per 9 CFR 416.13(c) which states: "Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP." It also represents non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.4(a) which states: "All food contact surfaces, including food contact surfaces of equipment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product." ____ was present when this finding was observed. It also was reported to ____
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.