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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 October 2011

Code:  01B02
Violation:  416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation:

At 0655 hrs, while performing Preoperational Sanitation on the Harvest Floor the following Non-Compliance was observed; I observed product residue from the prior days production on the Liver/Heart chute that the livers/hearts slide on to be moved from the viscera table to the liver/heart harvest table where the product is further processed before being put on the chain, prior to the application (CCP OV-1B). This chute had product residue from the prior days production on both ends, where it attaches to the viscera table and where it attaches to the liver/heart harvest bench. This residue was paste-like white in appearance and slimy to the touch. The residue was approxiamately 6 inches by 1 inch in diameter. The harvest bench cutting board had small pieces of fat and rust like looking particles on the surface of the boards. When the cutting boards were removed for cleaning the base of the harvest bench was exposed. The brackets on which the cutting boards rest had a brown/rust looking film of residue on the bottom side of the brackets. While inspecting the trim bench, pieces of product residue from the prior days production were attached to the stainless steel wire basket that the accumulate prior to being trimmed. These pieces were small in diameter approxiamately 1/4 inch in diameter. The small carts that are used to transport the from the viscera table to the trim stand also had small pieces of fat/product residue from the prior days production dried on the carts. The establishment cleaned and sanitzed all the mentioned areas and stands in my presence, after reinspecting the areas and finding the areas acceptable, the areas were released for use in production. This represent Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.4(a), which states, " All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product". This also represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.4(b), which states," Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product". This Non-Compliance was reported to . A review of the Non-Compliance reports for the last 90 days revealed Non-Compliance 0029-2011-16842 was written for the same root cause.

Regulation:

416.4(a)  All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

416.4(b)  Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 24 October 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 10 October 2011
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