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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
Citation: At 0640 hours, I entered the shipping / cut-up cooler and observed a 1/2 pallet of product under one of the refrigeration units that had evidence of water dripping on to the lids. I observed that beads of water had formed on the pipes to the unit and were dripping on to the lids of the boxed product. I applied U.S. retain tag #B39801556 to the pallet of product. I also observed in several other areas of the cooler where no plastic had been hung that there was also water drops forming. I notified Mr. ( QA Manger) and Mr. ( Maintenance Supervisor) of the noncompliance. On the shipping dock I observed a pipe which had plastic wrapped around it that had not been changed; the date on the plastic was 07/28/10. I stopped product traffic from going through the area and notified Mr. (Vice President of Operations) of this noncompliance and the plastic was changed. Establishment management have received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. Condensation issues were last discussed in the weekly USDA/ Establishment meeting on 07/28/2010. Past Similar NRs - Previous measures were either not implemented or were ineffective in preventing the recurrence of this noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could resulting additional enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR part 500. NR 0083- 2010- 14346 dated 07/21/2010
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.