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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 16 February 2012

Code:  01B02
Violation:  416.3(b), 416.4(a)

Citation:

At 0520hrs while performing Pre-Operational Sanitation procedures in the Fabrication Department the following deficiencies were observed: [newline][newline]A numerous amount for squamous rust covered the cutting boards and product conveyor belt on the Rib line (line 2) in the Fabrication Department. The rust flakes varied in size from 2 cm in diameter to 5mm in diameter, the cutting boards and product conveyor belt had small specks of rust covering them also. [newline][newline]As a corrective action in my presence the rust was removed and the cutting boards and the conveyor belt was rinsed and sanitized. Not only the cutting board mentioned, but all cutting boards in the Fabrication Department were rinsed and sanitized. [newline][newline]Subsequently, at 0545hrs while performing Pre-Operational Sanitation procedures on the equipment/utensils that were to be used in processing for todays production I observed the following deficiency: [newline][newline]I started my inspection with the white barrels and green barrels then proceeded to move to the next equipment/utensils in line for pre-op. As I was inspecting the stainless steel vats. I noticed that 9 white barrels were placed in line behind me, these barrels had not recieved pre-op yet.I proceeded to finish the inspection of the vats. When I turned around 9 white barrels had been taken by establishment employees and were placed along Pack Off line #2 to be used in production. These white barrels had not received the pre-operational sanitation procedures and had not been sanitized. [newline][newline] retrieved the barrels and I inspected the them. Several barrels needed to be rinsed, they had small black particulate material and small pieces of fat in the bottoms,and all the barrels needed to receive sanitizing solution. [newline][newline]This 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]This also represents Non-Compliance with 416.3(b), which states, "Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition". [newline][newline]These Non-compliance were reported to and . [newline][newline]After reviewing Non-Compliance records it is revealed that Non-Compliance ECD1810111814N/1 was written for the same root cause.

Regulation:

416.3(b)  Equipment and utensils must not be constructed, located, or operated in a manner that prevents FSIS inspection program employees from inspecting the equipment or utensils to determine whether they are in sanitary condition.

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.

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 23 February 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 14 February 2012
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