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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 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]Product residue from the prior days production was observed on the white plastic guides for the bottom trim belt in the Fabrication Room. The stainless steel side support frame had several small pieces of fat, 1/4th inch by 1/4th inch in size, between white plastic guide and the stainless steel support. Two pieces of product residue were hanging off the ends of the white plastic guides. These pieces were approximately 1 inch by 3 inches in size. [newline][newline]The carts used for transferring product in the white totes had product residue and fat on the framework and on the surface that the white totes sit on. There were 3 of these carts located near the end of Pack Off line #2, that is where I performed the inspection on the carts. [newline][newline]The above described findings of product residue on food-contact surfaces represents 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". [newline][newline]These findings 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." [newline][newline]Finally, this also represents Non-Compliance with GOFER 416.13(c), which states, " Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP's." [newline][newline]As corrective measures the establishment cleaned and sanitized the affected surfaces in my presence. After reinspecting the framework of the carts and of the conveyor and finding them acceptable, I released the carts and conveyor for production. [newline][newline]This Non-Compliance was reported to [newline][newline]A review of Non-Compliance records for the last 90 days revealed no similar findings with the same root cause.

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: 31 January 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 25 January 2012
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