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Tyson Foods

Address: 403 South Custer Ave, New Holland, PA 17557
Establishment No.: p01325

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jul 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0515 hours, I went to the Debone Department to shadow the monitor and perform my own pre-operational inspection, as scheduled. The monitor confirmed that he had completed inspection; in the wing tip area prior to my arrival. Before performing an observation of each area; I confirmed with the monitor that he had completed his inspection. During my observation I found the following noncompliance: The underside bars of both wingtip cutter machines held an accumulation of fat, grease and other product residues. These findings were located just above the product conveyor belt. The disjointing wing cutter held a 2" in diameter accumulation of meat, on one of the underside parts. This part of the equipment is located above a different product conveyor belt. The wing hopper/chute, held approximately 6 pieces of fat and meat inside the chute. This piece of equipment also held a buildup on the left inside and held several feathers at the top opening. Inside of EPAD C; I observed some sort of live insect/pest and a small piece of meat. The 6 feet stainless steel pipe that goes to the EPADS held surface rust on the inside of one end of this pipe and along the outside of both ends. One of the product conveyors; in the HQ1 area, held a 2" long piece of fat on it. In Dept. #13; I observed the following: One of the transfer leg conveyors held approximately 6 unidentified foreign materials on it; one of which appeared to be an insect endoskeleton. The other conveyor held an accumulation of product grease on the belt. Some stainless steel product tanks were in the area at the time of this inspection. I then checked these tanks. In one of the tanks I found 2 areas of dried blood; each approximately the size of half dollars. Another tank was found with particles of previously emulsified meat and liquid sitting in the bottom. This particular tank held a foul odor. An insect crawled along the plastic of another tank. The 4" x 2" reducer pipe for the Marlon pump held two pieces of meat inside. This piece of equipment connects to the pipe that transfers the meat to the grinder. 2 of the valve rings used for EPAD machines A & B held an accumulation of rust inside and outside. [redacted] the monitor (Q.C.), and [redacted] were all verbally notified of thuis noncompliance. Past Similar NRs - NR: 42-2010 dated 6/14/2010. Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Related to the noncontact surfaces on Line # [redacted] and the preventive measures were stated as the following, " QSI supervisory personnel will inspect the cited areas for the next three working days to ascertain team member has been properly trained and department non- product contact surfaces are in sanitary condition. Training is targeted to be completed by 06-17-10". Another similar NR: 47- 2010 dated 06/29/2010, (pertaining to the pests). This N.R is still open and the further planned actions mentioned during a meeting with the establishment. During this meeting dated 06/29/2010 management voiced they would contact their pest control company and perhaps management can go along with the pest control company, while they performed their checks.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOPís.

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

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.


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