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Otto & Sons West Jordan, 4980 West 9470 South West Jordan, UT 84081

Address: 4980 West 9470 South West Jordan, UT 84081
Establishment No.: M104U

USDA Inspection Report:

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Dec 2011

Code:  01001
Violation:  416.2(b)(2), 416.2(b)(1)

Citation: 12/19/11,0740 hrs.While observing the Sanitary Operating Conditions in the Dry Sausage Stuffing dept.I observed stainless steel wall east of the grinder/mixer had been sealed/painted with gray covering that has started to chip & peel. Largest piece that peeled off easily was 5/8x 6/8″in size.Numerous smaller pieces rubbed off easily.I contacted [redacted] and showed him what  I had observed .[redacted] immediately covered the affected area with plastic combo liners. No U.S. Reject Tag issued as no product or product contact surfaces or containers were affected I informed [redacted] that I would be documenting this SPS non-compliance on an N.R .I meet with [redacted] to discuss what I had noticed; [redacted] will contact Plant Engineer to find a solution.


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(b)(1) 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.

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Dec 2011

Code:  01802
Violation:  416.13(c)

Citation: 12/12/2011@ 0600 hrs After the plants pre-op activities and before the start of product ion I received verbal O.K.to start FSIS hands-on  Pre-Op Sanitation on [redacted] line. I observed on the V-mag dumper dry brown product residue [redacted] Spices) from the previous days production. Product residue was on the inside of hopper, between the hopper and conveyor frame, on the stainless steel support rollers for the white conveyor belt and on the blue electric motor that drives the white conveyor.I showed these non-compliant areas to [redacted],. [redacted] I took a regulatory control action to restrict the use of this piece of equipment with U.S. Reject Tag 813223790 until made acceptably clean. I informed [redacted] that I would  be documenting this non-compliance on a N.R …At appr. 0630 hrs. I reinspected this piece of equipment and found it clean and acceptable to put back into production . No product was affected, non-compliance was observed before the start of production.


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

USDA Inspection Report: 26 Oct 2011

Code: 01001
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: On 10-26-2011, at approximately 0915 hours, [redacted] observed a Sanitation Performance Standard (SPS) noncompliance while performing a routine task to verify compliance with SPS regulations. The overhead south side cooling unit located above the bulk ground beef line was observed with approximately 10 square feet of beaded water on the underside of the drip pan. In addition the overhead vent located directly above the mixer for this line had approximately 8 square feet of beaded water. The line was running when this condition was observed. [redacted] was immediately informed of the situation. He instructed an employee to dry the excess water. He also indicated that the water was left over from last nights cleaning process and was missed during preoperational checks.The condition was made acceptable at 0930 hours. No direct contamination of product was observed. The establishment has failed to provide adequate ventilation to control vapors and protect product from contamination during processing operations.Operational records were not completed at this time for review. A review of previous noncompliance records did not show a similar record or trend .


416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.