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Tyson Foods

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jun 2012

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

Citation: At 0615 hours I was conducting a walkthrough of the Chilling Department with Inspector [redacted] As we passed beneath the shackles near the inspexx spray cabinet, we observed fat scraps on many of the shackles on the green product contact surfaces. As this time the shackles lines were not and had not been running, and product had not yet started exiting the chilling system. Therefore these fat scraps were left from the previous day's production. We expanded our inspection further down either side of the line, and observed the same conditions. We also observed the same in other areas of the Deboning Department. We found [redacted] QSI Supervisor, and informed him of the conditions. These observations indicate that the establishment has failed to conduct preoperational sanitation procedures as required in their Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures Plan which is not in compliance with the requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(a). The establishment took immediate corrective action by starting the shackle lines and washing the shackles with a power washer as they passed by. I then placed reject tag # B36279411 on a rehang conveyor in the Chilling Department to prevent the use of the shackles for production. Later at 0720 hours, Inspector [redacted] conducted a reinspection of the shackles, found them to be sanitary, and removed the reject tag from the rehang conveyors. At no point prior to reinspection was the establishment allowed to use the lines to carry product, therefore no product was contaminated as a result of these findings.I also checked the establishment's preoperational sanitation records for the Deboning and Chilling Departments and observed that there were several entries which contained fields named "Shackles" and that all of them were marked as "Accept." The last entry was completed at 0532 hours. These observations indicate that the establishment has failed to adequately monitor the implementation of its SSOP plan as required in 9 CFR 416.13(c).


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.


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