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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 May 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.4(a)

Citation: At approximately 0513 hours; I entered the wet side area of plant #2 to perform scheduled procedure 01B02. I began this procedure by checking the stainless steel buggies; normally used for product for all 4 lines. These buggies were stored in the tank wash room and during my observation of this equipment; I found noncompliance. The following is what I observed: Stainless steel tank #94, #34, #51, #77, #45, #58, #20 and #38 contained bread crumbs, meat scraps, black unidentified foreign materials and/ or other product residues. The mentioned numbered buggies were just some of the buggies found to be insanitary. In fact the majority out of approximately 30 were found with something in them. Buggy # 20 was also found with a live roach/insect crawling along the top lip and then along the side of this buggy. Buggy # 38 was also found with an insect; however it was found dead inside of this equipment. The unidentified foreign materials found; varied in sizes and each buggy found with this material contained approximately 4 or more pieces. QSI Supervisor [redacted] was present during these findings and attempted to take corrective actions immediately; however as more buggies were found to be unclean, the corrective actions would take a little more time. I then took a regulatory control action and applied U.S. Reject tag # B 36279347 to the entire area and its contents. [redacted] was notified of this noncompliance and as to what the " Reject" tag applies to. At 0714 hours; I reviewed the establishments SSOP record; with the heading,' 1-4 Batching Pre-op Contact F- 1520' and [redacted] The record states the [redacted]. The regulatory action taken remained in place and was not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were taken and verified. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: they state that employees will be retrained on one and the other ' the supervisor will stop the process and have the employee perform a pre-op inspection after the first rinse prior to detergent application to ensure all soils are removed from the equipment' and that was to be done for three days. Additional preventive measures were stated to be taken by the establishments sanitation dept. and is scheduled with a target completion date of 05/27/11. NR: 43-2011 dated 4/20/2011 and NR: 48-2011 dated 05/04/2011.


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

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.


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