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JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267
USDA Inspection Report: 18 June 2011
At 0900 hours online inspection observed that a head was presented for inspection without a tongue present. It was also noted by online inspection that there was not a Blood identification number associated with the previous mentioned head. Upon further inspection by online personnel and CSI____ it was noted that there were 3 consecutive heads presented for inspection were without Blood identification numbers. CSI____ requested clarification from ____ as to which numbers belonged to the head that was missing the tongue. ____ was unable to adequate determine which numbers belonged to the 3 consecutive heads without blood tage identification. Dr.____ reviewed the carcass identification problems and determined that all 3 carcasses associated with the loss of identification be placed under regulator control and railed out for Veterinary disposition. No pathological lesions were observed by Dr.____. Therefore the 3 carcasses were passed for further processing. The heads, offal, and tongues were condemned at the time of veterinary disposition. ____ was not able to produce the tongue that was associated with the head #373. This finding represents non-compliance with 9CFR 310.3, which states (see below). This non-compliance was reported to ____ and ____. A review of non-compliance records for 90 days reveals no similar findings with the same root cause.
310.3 Carcasses and parts in certain instances to be retained. Each carcass, including all detached organs and other parts, in which any lesion or other condition is found that might render the meat or any part unfit for food purposes, or otherwise adulterated, and which for that reason would require a subsequent inspection, shall be retained by the Program employee at the time of inspection. The identity of every such retained carcass, detached organ, or other part shall be maintained until the final inspection has been completed. Retained carcasses shall not be washed or trimmed unless authorized by the Program employee.