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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 August 2011

Code:  01B02
Violation:  416.13(c), 416.14

Citation:

On August 17, 2011, while performing 01B02, Pre-Operational Sanitation, the following regulatory non-compliances were observed: 1. The houseing for the #2 well saw in the breaking room had many (8-10) small pieces of meat scraps from the previous day's production at the point where the blade should be inserted. 2. Meat scraps, grease and black specks on the #1 belt in the processing room. 3. Numerous black specks (black snow) on ALL the belts and cutting boards. 4. Housing for the on #2 table had grease and meat scraps from the previous day's production on the on and off slide. All of these issues were pointed out to and . Mr. was informed that these issues would be addressed on a Non-Compliance record. All of the surfaces were re- cleaned, sanitized and presented for inspection. All were found acceptable and released to 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." A review of the Non- Compliance Records for the past 90 days revealed similar findings with the same root cause. NR#0014-2011-16842 written June 2, 2011 which addressed the failure to monitor equipment for cleanliness during establishment pre-oprational sanitation inspection. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: failure to monitor equipment for cleanliness during establishment pre-operational sanitation inspection. NR: 14-2011 dated 6/2/2011

Regulation:

416.13(c) Implementation of SOP's:   Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's.

416.14 Maintenance of Sanitation SOP's:   Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOP's and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.

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