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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Dec 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a), 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.15(b), 416.2(b)

Citation: At 0431 hours, prior to the start of operations, I was performing an unscheduled preoperational sanitation inspection in the Evisceration Department, and I observed some white fatty product residue on the metal bars which separate water from the necks exiting the CIP pipes where they enter the neck skinner. This is a product contact surface, and therefore represents noncompliance with 416.13(a). At 0452 hours, prior to the start of operations, I performed the same unscheduled preoperational sanitation inspection in the Chilling Department. I observed 3 pieces of fat on the underside of the gray rehang conveyor for Line # [redacted] Furthermore, after additional cleaning, I reinspected this conveyor and found an additional piece of meat. I also observed on the white conveyor leading up to the rehang conveyor for line # [redacted] two pieces of connective tissue hanging from the top loop of the conveyor, and one feather on a support bar for the top loop of the conveyor. Also in the Chilling Department, I observed water trickling out of a joint in the ceiling onto a white pipe, and from there was dripping onto the chiller exit chute. Plastic was hung to divert the drip. This represents noncompliance with 416.2(b)(2), which requires that ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture. All of the surfaces described in the Chilling Department are product contact surfaces and therefore represent noncompliance with 416.13(a). [redacted] QSI Supervisor, was present throughout my inspection and was notified of each observation, and [redacted] General Production Manager, was also notified of the ceiling leak. All of the above findings were recleaned in my presence, reinspected, and found to be acceptable. Since these were all found before the start of operations, no product was involved, and no regulatory control action was required. I later performed a review of the records and found that a Pre Op Chilling Department record was generated starting at 0433 hours and ending at 0452 hours, and the column titled "Rehang Conveyors" was marked as "Reject" and highlighted in red. Also, under the same record, the column titled "All findings recleaned and sanitized" was marked as "Yes", and the comments for the record do not indicate any action was taken on the Rehang Conveyors. This represents noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.13(c) for the failure to reinspect the conveyors properly, and it also represents noncompliance with 9 CFR 415 for the failure to take appropriate corrective actions to restore sanitary conditions.

Regulation:

416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOPís before the start of operations.

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

416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishmentís Sanitation SOPís or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOPís, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(s).

416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOPís and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOPís or the procedures specified therein.

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.

 

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