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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 December 2011

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

Citation:

At 1100hrs while performing Beef Sanitary Dressing procedures the following Non-Compliance was observed: The establishment employee responsible for operating the 2nd front hock cutter was not immersing the apparatus in approved sanitizer between each carcass. While I was observing the employee perform his duties the following activities occurred: -The employee skipped sterilizing the hock cutter between each carcass. -The sterilizer was not up to prescribed temperature degrees). -The sterilizer,when used, was not properly sanitizing the shank cutter. The production line was stopped and , was informed of the lack of sanitary dressing, sterilizing the hock cutter. The sterilizer was brought up to degrees and the employee was instructed to sanitize between each carcass and the production line was released. On page 18 of the JBS Tolleson SSOP binder Part A-Carcass and other Parts Dressing Procedures, point 8 says ". It is FSIS's expectation that establishments will slaughter and process cattle in a manner to prevent contamination/cross contamination from occurring at any step in the process. Effective sanitary dressing and process control procedures underpin the critical control points (CCPs) that prevent, eliminate, or reduce to an acceptable level food safety hazards that are reasonably likely to occur in the slaughter process.At this point in the process the shanks have had the hide removed, but hairs,possible fecal/dirt had not been trimmed off the carcasses. The carcasses had not received any antimicrobial interventions at this point in the process. This represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.1, which states," Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and ensure that product is not adulterated." 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 frequencies specified." This Non-Compliance was reported to . A review of the Non-Compliance reports for the last 90 days revealed Non-Compliance Record # ECD0017110817N / 1 was 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.

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Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 18 November 2011
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