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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 07 March 2012

Code:  01D01
Violation:  416.1, 416.2(b)(2) , 416.2(d)

Citation:

At 0630hrs while walking past the Blast Freezer hallway the following Sanitary Performance Standards Non-Compliance was observed: Mud, pieces of wood from broken pallets, ice that was brown in color, and small pieces of brown/ black product residue from the prior days production were observed on the floor in the Blast Freezer hallway. At this time it was observed that the forklift traffic was tracking this filth from the hallway to the Box Cooler Storage area, as well as tracking in the opposite direction from the hallway through the Offal Department to the Offal Loading Dock area. The entire ceiling of the Blast Freezer hallway was covered in heavy beaded condensation, and the condensation was dripping. Two USDA Reject/Retain Tags were positioned across the two doorways entering and exiting the hallway of the Blast Freezer. , was notified immediately and he contacted the proper personnel to address the area and have the area cleaned. The Blast Freezer hallway was cleaned up. All material was swept from the floor and the hallway was rinsed with hot water, and the water was squeezed towards the drain. The floor was also dried further with a air hose. The condensation was removed and the area was released for use in production. 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 to ensure that product is not adulterated." This also represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.2(b)(2), which states, " Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions." Finally, this also represents Non-Compliance with 9CFR 416.2(d), which states, "Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided." , was informed that this Non- Compliance would be issued. A review of Non-Compliance records indicated that no other reports have been written for the same root cause for the last 90 days.

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.

416.2(b)(2)  Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(d)  Ventilation: Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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