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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Aug 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0335 hours I observed a few flies in the wet side area of Line # [redacted] I then informed and showed the line lead person- [redacted] of my observation. This is a further processing area and at this point there is only noncompliance pertaining to the sanitation performance standards. I then observed as a fly flew into one of the totes containing already weighed ingredients and landed on the egg ingredient. I then proceeded to apply U. S. retain tag # B36279166. At this point approximately 15-20 flies were observed on walls, ceiling, and pipes, on the sides of other equipment and in flight. Several were previously killed. They were batching and blending and were preparing to empty the blender to run the product through the formaxes. I informed the group leader to stop production and that they were not permitted to operate until the flies were removed. Shortly after, I saw another two more flies land on product and product contact surfaces. One went into an empty container used for edible product or ingredients and the other went into the other tote; on the ingredients it contained. U.S. Retain Tag # B36279173 was used for these two totes. U.S. Reject Tag #'s B36279168 and B36279174 were applied to both entrances of Line # [redacted] By this time; General Manager [redacted] was present and was notified of this noncompliance. [redacted] was also notified of this noncompliance at a later time. All regulatory control actions taken on equipment and the area remained in place and were not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were taken. This noncompliance escalated to a SSOP failure because the establishment has failed to comply with the regulatory requirements listed under 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.4(a) and 416.4(d).


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.

416.4(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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 12 Aug 2010
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