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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
Citation: On July 21st, 2010 while observing CSI in the Tray Pack Dept. I noticed that the cabinet that contains the Label film that the plant applies to their tray packed product, The Label film was dripping water/ condensation. I immediately tagged up the cabinet with USDA Rejected tag # B39-801799 and informed QA Manager & my findings. These labels have direct contact with the product. I also entered the Cut-up Cooler and found condensation dripping/ forming on the box lid chute, and on the ceiling over top of the conveyor belts that the boxed product is placed on. I tagged the Box lid chute with USDA Rejected tag # B-39-801798 and informed Shipping Supervisor of my findings and also informed him that the Cut-up cooler was retained/ shut down until all condensation was taken care of. I then entered the Cut-up Dept., and found condensation on the bottom side of the drip pan over top of the product conveyors that lead into the Cut-up cooler. I immediately stopped the cut-up lines and informed , 2nd Processing Superintendent & , Cut-up Supervisor of my findings. There was approximately 10-15 minutes of downtime while this condensation issue was taken care of. Establishment management have received oral & written notification concerning this noncompliance. Condensation issues were last discussed in the weekly USDA/ Establishment meetings on 07/14/2010. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The establishment previous measures were either not implemented or were ineffective in preventing the recurrence of this noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR 500. NR: 81-2010 dated 7/14/2010; NR: 79-2010 dated 7/8/2010
416.2(d) 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.