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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267

USDA Inspection Report: 28 June 2011

Code:  06D02
Violation:  307.2


On June 28, 2011, at approximately 10:45am, the head chain was stopped by USDA inspector because the Establishment had failed to present a "drive card" to indicate that the animals on the line assigned to the Lot number 222 had received ante mortem inspection. , was called and the situation was explained to her. The paperwork at the head station that contains the printed drive cards displayed Lot number 222 as Landon Ranch Cows. There were no Landon Ranch Cows on the "kill Sheet". At the time the original drive cards were presented to SCSI it was discovered that #222 was not indicated on any card. The information on the kill sheet stated that lot #223 contained 22 head of Cows but the corresponding drive card indicated that there were 34 steers in that particular lot. There were 2 (two) cards that displayed Lot #224. Lot card #225 displayed "JBS" as the origin but on the "kill sheet" Lot #225 was identified as Fresno. That the information was inaccurate on the drive cards violates 9 CFR 307.2 (a), which indicates that the establishments must provide an adequate system for the identification of animals. Establishment identification cards are commonly used. They are referred to by plant personnel as "pen cards" or "drive cards". These "drive cards" are presented at the head chain to indicate to the head inspector that the animals had received ante mortem inspection. The "kill sheet" is a printed organized list of the animals as they are presented for post mortem inspection. This Non-Compliance was reported to Mr. . A review of the Non-Compliance Records for the last 90 days revealed NR #0012-2011-16842 that identified incorrect information applied to a drive card. 


307.2  Other facilities and conditions to be provided by the establishment.
When required by the circuit supervisor, the following facilities and conditions, and such others as may be found to be essential to efficient conduct of inspection and maintenance of sanitary conditions, shall be provided by each official establishment:

(a) Satisfactory pens, equipment, and assistants for conducting ante-mortem inspection and for separating, marking and holding apart from passed livestock those marked ‘‘U.S. suspect’’ and those marked ‘‘U.S. condemned’’ (pens, alleys, and runways shall be paved, drained, and supplied with adequate hose connections for cleanup purposes); 

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