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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Dec 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation: 417.5(a)(2)

Citation: On reviewing the giblet chiller chlorine testing records from 12/16/2010 to 12/30/2010 as part of an unscheduled 03J01 procedure, SCSIand I noted multiple documentations of high chlorine water levels (above [redacted] ppm). On 12/22/2010, at 1218 hrs, the liver chiller water was recorded to be [redacted] ppm. The corrective actions taken were that maintenance was notified and product involved was retained for 24 hours. On 12/28/2010, at 528 hrs, the liver chiller water was recorded at [redacted] ppm. The corrective actions taken were that the chiller was stopped and a retest of water inside the chiller confirmed the high level. The evisceration department was told to stop pulling giblets and all product involved was retained for 24 hours. A retest at 539 hrs was acceptable at [redacted] ppm. On 12/28/2010, at 728 hrs, the liver chiller water was recorded as [redacted] ppm. No corrective actions were recorded. At 941 hrs, the level was recorded at [redacted] ppm. A retest of the water inside the chiller was recorded as [redacted] ppm. The corrective actions taken were that the chiller was stopped and maintenance was notified. A retest at 1000 hrs was recorded as acceptable at [redacted] ppm. No product was retained. In all cases, the establishment shipped product considered adulterated due to the product's contact with levels of chlorine above those considered safe and suifable for use on meat and poultry products. Product exposed to chlorine in excess of [redacted] ppm is considered adulterated. The establishment addresses giblet chiller chlorine levels as a control point in their pre-requisite program to support why chlorine is a hazard unlilkely to occur. However, the monitoring procedure and corrective actions in the program has not prevented the adulteration of product. Thus the current documentation does not support to establishment's decision that excessive chlorine levels is not a chemical hazard likely to occur. This is a violation of 9 CRF 417.5(a) 2.

Regulation:

417.5(a)(2) The written HACCP plan, including decisionmaking documents associated with the selection and development of CCP’s and critical limits, and documents supporting both the monitoring and verification procedures selected and the frequency of those procedures.

 

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