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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 January 2012

Code:  01B02
Violation:  416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation:

At 0545 hrs while performing Pre-Operational Sanitation procedures in the Fabrication Department the following Non- Compliances were observed: [newline][newline]I observed product residue from the prior days production on the "Thin Meats" table on the south side of Pack Off line #2, this table has raw product commingled on the table. The top of the table had small pieces of fat and meat varying in size from 1/8th to 1/4th inch in diameter. [newline][newline]On the support guides for the product belt of Pack Off line #2, I observed two stretches of guide, approximately 3 feet long, and the second stretch was approximately 2 feet long, that had fat and meat scrap pieces wedged between the guide and the stainless steel side of the conveyor belt frame. These pieces of fat and meat varied in size from 1/8th to 1/2 inch in diameter. The product conveyor belt rides along these guides and product does come in contact with the guides. [newline][newline]The establishment cleaned and sanitized the table, and removed the product residue from the conveyor guides and sanitized the product conveyor belt in my presence. After re-inspecting the table and conveyor and finding them acceptable both were released for use in production. [newline][newline]The above described findings of product residue on food contact surfaces represents Non-Compliance with 9 CFR 416(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." [newline][newline]These findings also represent Non-Compliance with 9 CFR 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." [newline][newline]Finally, this also represents Non-Compliance with 9 CFR 416.13(c), which states, "Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's." [newline][newline]This Non-Compliance was reported to ), and ). [newline][newline]The preventative measures proffered and employed by the establishment have failed to prevent the recurrence of this finding as Non-Compliance report # ECD1710012704N/1 (dated 01/04/2012) documented similar findings.

Regulation:

416.13(c)  Implementation of SOP's: Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOPís.

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: 20 January 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 04 January 2012
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