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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 November 2011

Code:  01D02
Violation:  416.1, 416.13(b)

Citation:

At 1130 hrs while performing the Beef Sanitary Dressing procedure I observed the sterilizer for the first rodder was not up to the prescribed temperature of degrees. The establishment employee was using the sterilizer even though the sterilizer was not at the proper temperature. The establishment employee was notified by FSIS not to use the sterilizer until the degree temperature was verified. The same establishment employee proceeded to use the cold sterilizer to rod the The production line was stopped immediately, and was alerted to the lack of sanitary dressing, sterilizing the Rod between carcasses.[newline][newline] A record check was performed to verify when the last temperature was obtained on the first rod sterilizer, the check revealed that the only check was performed at 0715 hrs at the start of the production shift.[newline] [newline] It is FSIS's expectation that establishments will slaughter cattle in a manner to prevent contamination from occurring at any step in the process such as routinely cleaning and sanitizing or sterilizing equipment and hand tools that are used during the process of slaughter.[newline] [newline]This represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.1, which states, "Each official establishment must be operated and maintain in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated." [newline][newline]This also represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.13(b), which states, "Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP's at the frequencies specified." [newline][newline]This Non-Compliance was reported to [newline][newline]A review of Non-Compliance records for the last 90 days revealed no Non-Compliance records were written for the same root cause.

Regulation:

416.1  Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 November 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 31 October 2011
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