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B.C. Natural Chicken

Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Aug 2010

Code: 04B03
Violation: 317.19

Citation: At approximately 0948 hours, I performed the 04B03 ISP procedure(net weights) on Lime Cilantro Boneless and Skinless Breast that were randomly selected. I observed the weighing of each of the twelve vacuum -packed packages and Quality Assurance) added the amounts of the packages and compared the number to the total on the box label. It did not meet the underweight limit of 1% so the net weight failed. (Quality Assurance) retained the total amount of the product which was 77 cases. I then notified (Quality Assurance) that I would be issuing an NR. Establishment management have received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. Failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR 500.

Regulation:

317.19(a) For the purpose of 317.18 through 317.22 of this part, the reasonable variations allowed, definitions, and procedures to be used in determining net weight and net weight compliance are described in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Handbook 133, ‘‘Checking the Net Contents of Packaged Goods,’’ Third Edition, September 1988, and Supplements 1, 2, 3, and 4 dated September 1990, October 1991, October 1992, and October 1994, respectively, which are incorporated by reference, with the exception of the NIST Handbook 133 and Supplements 1, 3, and 4 requirements listed in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section. Those provisions incorporated by reference herein, are considered mandatory requirements. This incorporation was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (These materials are incorporated as they exist on the date of approval.) A notice of any change in the Handbook cited herein will be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. Copies may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. It is also available for inspection at the Office of the Federal Register Information Center, 800 North Capitol Street NW., suite 700, Washington, DC 20408.

 

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