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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jul 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0516 hours, I went to plant #2 to perform procedure 01B02. The QSI monitor was still doing her inspection and plant Q.A. followed shortly after. I observed as all monitors performed their inspections and performed mine once areas were released by both parties. Once I began my observation, I found noncompliance with the regulations as it pertains to SSOP and SPS. The following was observed: -In the cooler- there was a large SS tank of trash, a pile of dirty smocks lying on top of dirty construction tools, a stack of wood pallets, some other dirty tools and one of the utensils; used for product contact, atop of a SS table, two flies and an insect that appeared to be a 'earwig' insect were spotted on the wall. Along the left side wall; approximately 2-3 feet above the bottom cement portion of the wall, there was a brownish/ reddish build up of dust and debris. This build up; (approximately) stretched down the entire side of the wall. Inside of the cooler ( at this time), cleaned buggies and food contact utensils were being stored. U.S. Reject tag # B 24127937 was applied to the cooler door entrance. [redacted] was present during this finding. -In the batching area- There were two S.S tanks filled with mixed items, food contact items ( dip pans, tables and line utensils) and non- product contact items ( employee chairs, floor squeegee pans, stepping stands and more). However, not only did the tanks hold both food contact and non food contact items, it was unclean, several of the items were found with product residues and both tanks were marked with the identification as ' TRASH'. [redacted] and the QA technician observed my finding. -The receiving dock was full of cans and tanks with trash, wood and debris. Shortly after, I notified [redacted] of this finding. I verified corrective actions taken at 0900 hours. -A ply wood wall was on the wet-side, near Line # [redacted]  This wall was made of wood half way up and plastic over wood posts on the upper portion of this wall. This wall was approximately 19' to 4' to 8' to 11' in length. These numbers represent each section length before curving into another direction. All together the wall was approximately 40 feet in length. - Line # [redacted] Inside of the batter mixer tank; on the undersides of the mixer blades; there were product residues built up. as build up product residues. -Pack side Area- On a stainless steel table there were approximately 7 black particles, varying in sizes and made up of a hard like material. It appeared that these particles derived from the overhead structures. I then went on the scissor lift with the plant maintenance controlling this equipment. We checked two other overhead locations. The light fixtures held dust, debris and crumbling rust around the fixtures. Above the rafters were dust and debris. 12 of the light fixtures were missing covers and others had either broken covers (1 with the part of the broken, hard plastic cover hanging), hanging tape, and/or openings. I roped off the entrance to the area and applied U.S. Reject tag # B36279397. [redacted] and [redacted] were notified of this finding. All Regulatory Control Actions taken remained in place and were not relinquished until the appropriate corrective actions were taken and verified. [redacted] & [redacted] were present during all findings and verbally notified of this noncompliance and what it entails. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: This N.R. has not been responded to, yet. NR: 66-2011 dated 7/14/2011


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

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(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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