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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Apr 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.3(a)

Citation: At approximately 15:45 Plant 2 (Fully Cooked Department) Line Conveyor belt exiting the freezer and before dropping down into the packing scales I observed the following deficiency.[newline]At the end of this conveyor belt there is a curved white plastic shield to control the product from shooting out and off the conveyor belt. The frozen product is slamming against this shield and causing it to fray off in small pieces. The shields has a frayed edge with loose white pieces along this edge. The shield shows signs of wear from the frozen product hitting the bottom edge.[newline]I did not observe any pieces of white plastic in the general area on the floor or equipment.[newline]Notified (dayshift supervisor Line # Whom took immediate action to remove contact with any product.

Regulation:

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.

416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.

 

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