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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 May 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately, 1450 hours while performing a scheduled 06D01 procedure in Line # [redacted] hallway between the USDA grader's office and the north elevator. I observed a tank with a blue plastic cover that had a gaping hole approximately 18 inches by 12 inches in size. Also, there were multiple smaller holes throughout the plastic. According to the transfer ticket # 13737, this tank contained 295 pounds (ready-to-cook) wogs. The product containing tank was pressed against the fire extinguisher that hangs on the wall. There was a layer dirt, dust, and debris along the length of underside of the horizontal arm of the insulated cold water pipe. The elbow of the pipe had multiple cracks in the PVC piping as well as an opening large enough (approximately 5 in. by 3 inches) to clearly see the rusty pipe and insulation material directly over the product containing tank. The "Bird in Bag" supervisor, Mr. [redacted] was notified of the noncompliance. I informed the supervisor that I was going to take apply an US Retained tag. Under his own discretion, the supervisor took appropriate corrective actions. I verified disposition of the product. Upon further investigation of the immediate area where the tank was located, the following deficiencies were found: 1. A second cold water pipe that was missing the insulating coverage along horizontal and vertical sections of the pipe, so all the insulation material and aluminum was exposed. On the horizontal section of the pipe there was dirt and debris collecting within the exposed insulation. 2. There were multiple areas of the wall where paint was chipping as well as various spots of black unidentified foreign material (UFM). 3. There were rusted non-insulated pipes running along the wall, such as the compressed air pipe and sprinkler. 4.There were rusty support beams with peeling paint. 5. There was peeling paint on the frame of the opening leading to "Bird in a Bag" department. After my observations, I reviewed the establishment's most recent Plant Improvement Program (PIP) and the aforementioned findings were not listed. This document serves as written notification of the establishment's failure to comply with federal regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), and 416.4(d).


416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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.

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


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