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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(e)(3), 416.4(b), 416.4(c)

Citation: During a walkthrough of the Evisceration Department at 0645 hours with [redacted] General Production Manager, I observed several insanitary conditions which represent noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.4(b) as follows: 1.) In 2 locations in close proximity to one another on the wall across from the first USDA inspection station of Line # [redacted] there was a black substance, presumably mold, on caulk. 2.) Yellow electrical cords throughout the department had black stains and discoloration. An accumulation of black material, presumably mold, was present on cords in two notable locations as follows: A.) Near the entrance to the neck hopper leading into the CIP pipes. B.) Near the WOG brushes on Line # [redacted] In addition, many of the cords throughout the department had attached caps that also contained the same black material (presumably mold) on the inside. 3.) Several plastic stickers were attached to various surfaces throughout the department and were in poor condition as characterized by rough, peeling edges. One notable location is the wing splitter where 2 stickers (2 by 3 inches, and 3 by 5 inches) were attached in close proximity to product. Although pieces appeared to be missing from the edges of these stickers, none were found to have adulterated product at the time. 4.) In the stairwell leading up to the penthouse there is a closet. Inside this closet, 3 boxes of rubber fingers for the feather pickers are stored. A dirty red hose was stored in one of the boxes with the picker fingers. In addition there was a dirty mesh cloth bag and several bunches of crumpled paper towels. The following represents noncompliance with 416.2(e): 1.) In the same stairwell as described in #4 above, there was a pipe handle/valve that was leaking a constant stream of water. This water was falling on the floor with no available drain and therefore was collecting on the floor beneath the stairs. The following represents noncompliance with 416.4(c): 1.) Near the western entrance inside the Evisceration Department there was a black cart with a white opaque spray canister. I observed a liquid inside the container, however there was no label on this container. Similarly, in the pump room adjacent to the Evisceration Department there was an unlabeled 3 gallon container 1/3 full of a green liquid on the floor against the wall near the Berry water reuse system. This does not meet the regulatory requirement to "be safe and effective under the conditions of use" as required in 9 CFR 416.4(c). Since no product was involved in these insanitary conditions, no regulatory control action was required. In addition the plant took immediate corrective actions to restore sanitary conditions.


416.2(e)(3) Prevent adulteration of product, water supplies, equipment, and utensils and prevent the creation of insanitary conditions throughout the establishment

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.

416.4(c) Cleaning compounds, sanitizing agents, processing aids, and other chemicals used by an establishment must be safe and effective under the conditions of use. Such chemicals must be used, handled, and stored in a manner that will not adulterate product or create insanitary conditions. Documentation substantiating the safety of a chemicalís use in a food processing environment must be available to FSIS inspection program employees for review.


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