Putting Glass Walls on Arizona Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 October 2011

Code:  04B04
Violation:  316.13


At 1445 hrs, I observed that the establishment was using red barrels that were marked "TRASH" on the side for container to store tracheas prior to packaging them. The establishment employees were then taking the tracheaes out of the "TRASH" barrels, and placing them into boxes and the label of the boxes read "Pharmaceutical Use". I immediately notified ( and ) of the improper use of the containers. The immediate corrective action was that Mr. had all red barrels that had "TRASH" on the side of them taken off the Harvest Floor. All contents in the barrels were placed in the rending chute. was notified that this Non- Compliance Report will be issued. This represent Non-Compliance with 9 CFR 316.13(f). A review of the Non-Compliance Reports for the last 90 days revealed no similar findings with the same root cause.


316.13  Marking of outside containers: a) Except as otherwise provided in part 325 of this subchapter, when any inspected and passed product for domestic commerce is moved from an official establishment, the outside container shall bear an official inspection legend as prescribed in part 312 of this subchapter. b) When any product prepared in an official establishment for domestic commerce has been inspected and passed and is enclosed in a cloth or other wrapping, such wrapping shall bear the official inspection legend and official establishment number applied by the approved 21?2-inch rubber brand in the form prescribed in part 312 of this subchapter: Provided, That the rubber brand may be omitted if the official inspection legend and official establishment number on the product itself are clearly legible through the wrapping or the wrapping is labeled in accordance with part 317 of this subchapter: Provided further, That plain unprinted wrappings, such as stockinettes, cheesecloth, paper, and crinkled paper bags, for properly marked products, which are used solely to protect the product against soiling or excessive drying during transportation or storage, need not bear the official inspection legend.

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