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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jul 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.2(b), 416.2(e), 416.2(h), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: At 0700 hrs., I returned to plant #2 to perform pre-op. Before beginning I questioned management about their intents for today's production; they informed me they will be using all three lines and said what product code (2154?) they would be producing under. Approximately 0715 hrs.I began shadowing the Q.A. techs on pack side. After some time they began rejecting equipment. I informed Q.A. that I will return once the area was released. Before going to the wet side; at 0830 hrs., I used the employee rest room and found that there was no running water in the sink and no soap. A large pump bottle of sanitizer was placed in there and several employees were in there and the locker room at this time. The QSI- official - [redacted] was present during this finding. I then went to the wetside, QSI management was around and informed them of my restroom findings. [redacted] and [redacted] were informed a little later and I informed them that employees would not be permitted to work unless the establishment found a way to for the employees to properly wash their hands after using the restroom and that I was going back to apply a reject tag. [redacted] came up with an idea for the employees and a reject tag was not necessary for this finding,. At approximately 0845 hours, I began my pre-operational inspection (wetside) and the following deficiencies were found: 1)At batching area; to the rear of line # [redacted]6 -S.S buggies were found with several pieces of unidentified foreign materials (ufm's). They varied in sizes and colors. 2) Two shovel/ fork like utensils were found to be unclean with a glue-like substance and product residues. 3) There was a live insect on the under tray area of the Line # [redacted] formax. 4) 4 pipes for the batter/ breader, was found with dust, buildup & product residues. 5) Line # [redacted] oven was found with grease, fine metal like materials and other hard debris; along the under side lips. 6) Two large standing fans, sat near line # [redacted] formax. These fans were found with a build up of dust, debris and loose product residues. 7) Line # [redacted] S.S equipment piece; outside of the formax, was found with large pieces of product up to the size of a quarter. At approximately 1100 hours- On the pack side- 8)Line # [redacted] and # [redacted] shaker tables were found with several pieces of ufm's. 9) Line # [redacted] incline conveyor was found with 3 pieces of ufm's; one of which to appear and feel like cement. 10) Propped up on the side wall of line # [redacted] after the oven exit but prior to the freezer, was a 4'x8' wood board. An accumulation of white like dust along the walls. 11) Line # [redacted] rework incline conveyor; after the freezer, was found with several debris that appeared to come from the overhead light fixture that held rust, flaking and hanging paint chips and other debris deteriorating around the fixture itself. 12) Several tiles were open near this freezer exit but before the shaker table for the scales. 13) One of the scale buckets for Line # [redacted] was found with several pieces of meat scraps inside of it. 14) Plastic shavings were found on the transfer plates after the Line# freezer exit. It took several hours for corrective actions & production was not permitted to start. Several other items took a little more time and U.S. Reject tag #s B 39873461 and B36279343 were applied. All Regulatory actions taken remained in place and were not relinquished until the corrective actions taken were appropriately taken and verified. and ' were present during most of these findings and all notified.(see attached)


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).

416.2(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.

416.2(e) Plumbing. Plumbing systems must be installed and maintained to: (1) Carry sufficient quantities of water to required locations throughout the establishment;

416.2(h)(1) Dressing rooms, lavatories, and toilets. Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.

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.

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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