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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 08 October 2011

Code:  06D02
Violation:  310.1(b)(2)

Citation:

At approximately 8:10 am while investigating a report from Inspector of an increased fecal contamination on the evisceration table, I found that the line speed was in excess of that allowable according to 9 CFR 310.1 (b)(iii). Upon my initial check, the line was running COWS at a rate of seconds between the lead shanks of two carcasses. This calculates to head per hour. According to 9 CFR 310.1 (b)(iii) Inspection using a Viscera table, Tongue out presentation for Bulls and Cows are not to exceed 256 head per hour with 3 inspectors at the Head chain, 4 Inspectors at the Evisceration table and 2 Inspectors on the rails. The calculation allowed between lead shanks is 14.08 seconds. I stopped the production chain and rang the bell for a supervisor. Mr arrived. I discussed the line speed with Mr. The line speed was adjusted and I re-started the line. I re-checked the line speed and found it acceptable. I notified and Mr. of the Non-Compliance and informed them that I would be issuing this Non-Compliance Record. A review of the Non-Compliance records for the past 90 days revealed that NR # 0030- 2011-16842 written on August 23, 2011 for a similar occurrence. The company's VFD's configuration at the Harvest Floor was either not implemented or ineffective in preventing the line speed to be adjusted beyond the maximum speed allowed for Cows.

Regulation:

310.1(b)(2)  Extent and time of postmortem inspection; postmortem inspection staffing standards.: Cattle inspection. For all cattle staffing standards, an ''a'' in the ''Number of Inspectors by Stations'' column means that one inspector performs the entire inspection procedure and a ''b'' means that one inspector performs the head and lower carcass inspection and a second inspector performs the viscera and upper carcass inspection.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 October 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 28 September 2011
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