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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 17 Feb 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0530 hours, while performing a walk-around, Dr. observed a copious amount of water spilling from the overhead giblet chutes in the Packing Department onto the drip pans and floor. The department had not yet been released for production, and the sanitation crew had not yet assembled the giblet pipes. Livers were coming out of the liver chute and landing onto a drip pan. QA tech informed Drthat she had already called Evisceration several times to inform them to stop giblet harvest. At this point, Dr informed Evisceration Lead of the problem and giblet production was stopped immediately. QA Director ensured that sanitation was able to clean up and dispose of all fallen product in the drip pans and properly clean and connect the pipes before pre-operational sanitation could be performed. At approximately 0550, while performing pre-operational sanitation verification, I observed the following deficiencies in the Packing Department: greasy product residue on a nylon guildebar under the east half of the grading belt, at least six small pieces of dried product from a prior day's production on the blue marination downgrade belt, greasy product residue buildup on a guidebar under the white marination downgrade belt. I informed the sanitation crew leads of the deficiencies. At approximately 0556 hours, I reinspected the above items, determined them acceptable and released the department for production. At approximately 0610 hours, in the Cut-Up department, I observed numerous black specks of UFM all along the length of the thigh belt. I informed the sanitation crew, who recleaned the belt. At approximately 0615 hours, I reinspected the belt and determined it acceptable. Plant management has received oral and written notification of these noncompliances.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.