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JBS Tolleson, Inc.
Address: 651 South 91st Ave., Tolleson, AZ 85353
Establishment No.: 00267 M or M267
USDA Inspection Report: 31 May 2012
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
At 7:48 am while performing an SPS check in the Fabrication department, I observed condensation on 2 (two) of the refrigeration units at the entrance of the boning room. The condensation was heavily beaded on the bottom of the units, on the connected pipes and on the rails directly above the product.[newline] Mr , was notified of the non-compliance. The line was stopped and the 5 beef sides were identified and separated from the production line to be trimmed. Trim from these carcasses will be sent to rendering. Refrigeration department was notified and the condensation was removed. Mr. stated that plastic would be hung under the units to protect the product from any other condensation. Once the plastic was hung under the units to prevent any dripping condensation from getting on the product, the line was allow to resume.[newline]This is in violation of 9 CFR 416.2(d) and 416.4(d). A review of the Non- Compliance records for the past 90 days revealed no similar incidents recorded.
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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.