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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Apr 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0330 hours today; I proceeded to perform scheduled procedure 01B02, in the Line # [redacted] department. After confirming that the sanitation and plant inspection were complete; I followed the proper lockout procedures. While performing this verification procedure; I observed product contact and non- product contact surfaces to be unclean. The following is what I observed, on 'Wet side' only: -One of the Grinders held a white piece of chipped loose paint, grease and product residues. -One of the splashguard (hood); used for the grinders, contained splattered meat particles, varying in sizes up to 1" in diameter. -3 Stainless steel tanks were found with small pieces of meat left inside. these pieces varied in sizes. 1 other Stainless steel tank was found with another piece of loose paint and small black unidentified specs. -Inside the breader conveyor there were two areas that held accumulated batter/ breading approximately 1/2" to 1" in length, both locations. There were several other breading / batter particles scattered along the noncontact outer surfaces as well. -One of the breading/ batter transfer pipes held more than a foot long smear of blended meat on the outside of it. This smear was also more than 1" wide. - Several formax parts were found with meat particles, ranging in sizes and including a stringy piece of fat approximately 2" long. -The stainless steel plate (at the oven exit); that sits above the conveyor belt, held approximately 20 pieces of dried crumbs from previous production(s). [redacted] QSI supervisor was present during these findings and immediately notified of this noncompliance. This verification was prior to the start of operations, and operations were not permitted to start until corrective actions were taken. The appropriate corrective actions were taken immediately and verified. No additional regulatory control actions were necessary and no product was involved. I later checked the SSOP records for this department and the monitor recorded 'accept' for most of the equipment I found to be unacceptable.


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

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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 25 Apr 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 18 Apr 2011

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