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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Aug 2010

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(h)(1), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: On 08-11-10, I was walking through the plant and walked up to the box room and asked to see the spice room. unlocked the room and I saw ingredient residue from the spices on the floor and on the shelves. I then went to the QC office to look at the pre-op sanitation paper work to see if the spice room was marked acceptable. In the SSOP records for the box/spice room at 10:00 P.M. it was marked acceptable by . I then went back up to the spice room and tagged it with Tag# B38-670051. Also the blue air curtain in the box room is very dirty /dusty and is not in a sanitary condition. Product boxes are stored in this area with the potential of the boxes becoming contaminated by the dirt/dust which could lead to possible product contamination. I notified , QA Manager that I would be issuing an NR. On 6-22-10 SCSI wrote an NR for the spice room because of mold and dirt buildup on the walls which was a housekeeping issue. Then the spice room was moved to the box room and housekeeping is still an issue. Plants preventative measures on NR-71 (3) A QA meeting was held on 06-22-10 to discuss SSOP monitoring, actual department conditions and procedures for taking control of areas that are not acceptable. With this discovery of the spice room the plant is not following its preventative measures as stated. The Spice room was re-inspected and determined acceptable at 14:20 hours. CSIfound 1 case of ABF Natural injection marinade located in the pump room within the chiller area with the bag open. The room is not designated as a storage area and there is dirt/ dust & ufm throughout the entire room. CSIinformed , Packing Supervisor of her findings. Upon entering the locker room area under the live area SCSI saw multiple cock-roaches on the steps leading into the locker room. There is also a build up of feathers and employee boots the corner under the stairs. The electrical room adjacent to the locker room has feathers, dirt, trash, etc on the floor. SCSI found 3 cases of Garlic Herb WOG Seasoning in a smashed condition and spices leaking out of the boxes in trailer # 7 outside the back of the facility. SCSI tagged the trailer with US Rejected tag # B39-801580. These spices are used for injected product. SCSI informed , Plant Manager & , Director of QA of his findings. Establishment management has received oral & written communication concerning this noncompliance. This documentation serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR Part 500.


416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.2(a) The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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(h)(1) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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


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