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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Oct 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(3), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0510 hours, I proceeded to perform scheduled procedure 01B02, along with part of 06D01. I informed the QSI supervisor of the areas I would be verifying and confirmed that they have completed each area before proceeding. When I visited Department # 22; I found the area was creating an insanitary condition therefore leading to this noncompliance. The following is some of the conditions observed: The outer and undersides of almost all the different framework held a build up of product residues. A large overhead pipe, that sits above the conveyor held approximately 25 or more pieces of fat and meat scraps. These findings varied in size. The Hopper and grinder held pieces of carcass frames, meat, fat and other product residues inside. While the sanitation employee took corrective actions on this machine it was found that the product inside filled up, a half of a orange tote; in approximation. A 4 feet by 10 feet area of wall; across from the grinder machine, held an excessive amount of fat and meat scraps. These product residues also covered the top, front and right side of the [redacted] pest attraction box, attached to this wall. A rollaway cart held machine parts and stainless steel piping on the bottom and a computer on the top. On each piece of equipment there were two or more pieces of meat and/or fat. Other product residues also sat on the bottom shelf of this cart, under the equipment. Another wall held an accumulated amount of mold covering at least a 2 feet by 4 feet area. Although this area is an area not used for the production of product for human consumption (inedible), it must be maintained in a sanitary manner and cleaned at a frequency not to create insanitary conditions. This area was creating an insanitary condition and was checked by a QSI monitor prior to my inspection. Because of the present condition of the area, it took sometime for immediate actions to be completed. Therefore, U.S. reject tag # B 30658412 was applied to the area. The Regulatory Control Action taken remained in place and was not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were taken. I later checked the monitors records, under SSOP in Plant View, and it showed that the area and its equipment were acceptable. In the upstairs Offal Area, I found an accumulation of mold and/ or UFM's along the sides of both walls (mainly near the Dump Holes of both sides. Also found was two holes in the walls. One is located on the outside of the high voltage door entrance, near the floor and approximately 6" x 4"in size. The other is located around the corner from that door, to the bottom left and is least 5" x 3" in size. Several other smaller holes were located along the wall above this hole. QSI- Supervisor was present during each finding and was immediately notified of this noncompliance. The establishment has failed to comply with the regulatory requirements listed under 416.4(b), 416.2(b)(1), (b)(2) and (b)(3).


416.2(b)(1) Construction. Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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(b)(3) Walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and other outside openings must be constructed and maintained to prevent the entrance of vermin, such as flies, rats, and mice.

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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 6 Oct 2010
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