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JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267
USDA Inspection Report: 8 June 2011
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
At 1124 hrs while performing PBIS 06D01 the following deficiencies were identified; Beaded droplets of liquid condensation were observed on the beams, rails and ceiling of the entrance of the carcass cooler. Carcasses had been passing thru this area with the condensation being present. The inlet chain for the carcass cooler was stopped immediately, and I informed of the Non-compliance. As corrective measures the establishment had maintenance personnel wipe the affected areas. After inspecting the area and finding the area acceptable, the area was released for production at 1135hrs. Food Safety applied hold tags on rails 109 to 114, the carcasses on these rails will receive reprocessing in the sales cooler. The reprocessing includes reapplication of and carcass trimming as needed. There were 144 carcasses affected by the deficiency. The last check made by Food Safety personnel for condensation was at 1105hrs, all carcasses between that time and the time of the non-compliance were identified for reprocessing. These findings represent non-compliance with 9CFR 416.2(d), which states "Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of the product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided". Theses finding also represent non-compliance with 9 CFR 416.4(d), which states, "Product must be protected form adulteration during processing, handling, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments". was notified of this Non-compliance Record. A review of Non-compliance Record for the last 90 days revealed no similar findings with the same root cause.
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.