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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Sep 2011

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

Citation: This noncompliance will be broken into two parts; because of two different inspections times but for the same procedure. At approximately 0515 hours, I went to perform scheduled procedure 01B02; in the Multi-cut, CVP and BIB areas. After confirming that the monitor completed his inspection; I began my own observation. The following is what I observed: - One of the carcass guide bars held an accumulation of fat and carcass grease; covering 10" along this bar. - One of the side frame bars held a buildup of product residues and grease. This finding was approximately 3 feet in length and on the underside of the bar. In the CVP area; after the monitor completed his inspection; I proceeded to perform my own observation. The following is what I observed: -The conveyor for the injector; held a greasy film and 3 pieces of product residues varying in sizes. - Several parts; belonging to the injector's holding tank, held several pieces of meat scraps and fat. There were more than 8 pieces found. These findings varied in sizes up to 1 1/2" long. Most of these parts were atop of a stainless steel table. The table itself held several other pieces of fat. - There was heavily beaded condensation, on several overhead; stainless steel and insulated, pipes. Some of these pipes crossed over or was directly above contact surfaces. - While verifying corrective actions, I noticed a pallet holding two barrels of the rosemary extract ingredient; used for marination. Atop of these barrels were one fly and another that was still alive. No cross contamination was observed at this time. QSI supervisor [redacted] was present during these findings and immediately notified of this noncompliance. Production was not permitted to start until the appropriate corrective actions were taken and verified. [redacted] was also notified of this noncompliance. At 0415 hours I, [redacted] CSI, performed a preoperational sanitation inspection in the Evisceration Department. Inside the Opener on Line # I observed several pieces of fat and connective tissue trapped behind nuts. I showed this noncomplaince to [redacted] QSI Supervisor. After the machine was recleaned, I reinspected it and found an additional feather. Continuing the same preoperational sanitation inspection in the Chilling Department at 0448 hours, I observed that the grading unit conveyor held nearly a dozen scraps of meat ranging in size from specks to 1/4 inch between the white plastic chain link belt and the white platform that the belt rests on and moves across. Again [redacted] was present for my inspection and observed the noncompliance. In both the Evisceration and Chiling Department, each piece of machinery was recleaned, and I reinspected both of them and found them to be acceptable. These observations were made before the start of operations, so no product was involved in these findings. Upon reviewing the records, I found that the establishment's designee had performed an inspection of both departments before my own, and all areas in both departments were marked as "Accept" with no further comments.


416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOPís before the start of operations.

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.

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: 10 Oct 2011
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 23 Sep 2011

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