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JBS Tolleson, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 September 2011

Code:  06D01
Violation:  310.18, 416.4(d)


At approximately 0730 hrs, while performing PBIS task 06D01, at the Zero Tolerance stand. I observed 11 of 22 carcass halves having rail dust and a black oil substance in the round area of the carcasses. I immediately notified of the presence of rail dust and black oily substance along the inside of the round. immediately located a trim line individual to begin checking and trimming any carcass that demonstrated either of the adulterant materials. At the same time initiated a 10% decrease in line speed for Chain #4. After the initial corrective actions were implemented, requested that the maintenance staff identify the source of the adulterant materials and implement all necessary actions to correct the problem. At 0830 hrs I inspected 22 carcass halves at the Zero Tolerance Inspection stand and found that the carcasses were no longer adulterated with rail dust and black oily substance. At 0845 hrs the line speeds were raised to normal levels and a trim person was present at the Zero Tolerance stand for the remainder on the day. I informed that a Non-Compliance Report would be issued for failure to maintain the requirements of 9CFR 416.4 as defined in Directive 6410.9, Sanitary Dressing Procedures. This represent Non- Compliance with 9CFR 416.4, which states, "Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments." After reviewing the Non- compliance Report records for the last 90 days revealed no Non-compliance Reports were written for the same root cause.


416.4(b) Sanitary Operations:   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.

310.18 Contamination of carcasses, organs, or other parts:   Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.

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