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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 August 2011

Code:  01C02
Violation:  416.13(b), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation:

At 1455 hrs while performing operational sanitation inspection ( PBIS task 01C02) the following deficiency was observed in the Carcass Cooler; Beaded droplets of liquid condensation was observed on the ceiling, beams, and pipes above rails 104 thru 106. The establishment employee were loading these rail with carcasses while Refrigeration employees were wiping the condensation from the affected area. The inlet chain for the carcass cooler was stopped immediately , I informed what had happened. As corrective measures the establishment decided to start filling another set of rails that did not have condensation above them. I placed a US Retained tag on the first carcass of rails 104 thru 106.US retain tag number B38346796 on rail 104, tag number B38346797 on rail 105, and tag number B38346798 on rail 106. Food Safety applied hold tags on these rails also. These carcasses will receive reprocessing in the sales cooler. The reprocessing includes reapplication of and trimming as needed. These findings represent non-compliance with 9CFR 416.2(d), which states, "Ventilation adequate to control odor, vapor, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of the product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided." These findings also represent non-compliance with 9CFR 416.4(d), which states, "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." These findings also represents non-compliance 9CFR 416.13(b), indicated, allowing the carcasses to be contaminated by loading them into rails that already had condensation present is not acceptable. , was notified of this non-compliance report. A review of non- compliance records reveals that NR 16-2011 which had the same root cause.

Regulation:

416.13(b) Implementation of SOP's:   Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP's at the frequencies specified.

416.2(d) Establishment grounds and facilities:   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) Sanitary operations:   Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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