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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 September 2011

Code:  03J02
Violation:  417.2(a)(2)

Citation:

At 1530 hrs, while performing a HACCP Beef Slaughter Verification task on the Harvest Floor the following Non-Compliance was observed. I observed an establishment employee who was working on the skinning line injecting air into the head of the carcass. The Flow Chart of the HACCP plan does not list this step in the process of the product flow in the establishment. I notified ) and showed him what I had observed, he said that he will investigate to see if it was acceptable to use the air injection on the heads. At approximately 1550hrs, the establishment employee was instructed to stop using the device. This represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 417.2 (a) which indicates, if an establishment uses an air inflation procedures, the flow chart will need to include those procedures. Under the HACCP regulations, establishments are also required to consider whether air inflation may make biological hazards, such as contamination with certain pathogens reasonably likely to occur. This also represents Non-Compliance with 9 CFR 417. (a) 2, which states, "A flow chard describing the steps of each process and product flow in the establishment shall be prepared and the intended use or consumers of the finished product shall be identified" This Non-Compliance was reported to and A review of the Non-Compliance reports for the last 90 days revealed no similar findings with the same root cause.

Regulation:

417.2(a)(2)  Hazard Analysis: A flow chart describing the steps of each process and product flow in the establishment shall be prepared, and the intended use or consumers of the finished product shall be identified.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 08 October 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 22 September 2011
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