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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 18 Feb 2011
Violation: 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0615hrs while conducting on-line inspection duties on the west line in the Evisceration department, I observed a large streak of black greasy material on the breast of a carcass. I rang the bell and informed of my findings. Shortly after, on the east line, SCSI pulled aside five carcasses and CSI-8 pulled aside six carcasses with the same findings. Inspection of the rails and shackles revealed moderate accumulation of dripping grease. SCSI proceeded to shut off the east line to allow plant staff to locate the cause of the product contamination and initiate corrective actions. Once corrective actions were put in place, the line was started. Mr. (Plant Manager) was informed of the situation. At 0645hrs, on inspection of the east and west lines before entering the [redacted] misters, multiple carcasses were found to be contaminated with greasy material. and were informed of the situation. USDA called and and also informed them of the situation. At approximately 0700hrs, SCSI found a carcass contaminated with black greasy material after the misters and before entering the chiller. Both lines were shut down and the kill was stopped. informed USDA of additional corrective actions, including reducing the line speed to [redacted] birds per minute and placing workers before and after the [redacted] misters to check for grease contamination. was working on the problem. The line was restarted at approximately 0725 hrs. The establishment has failed to prevent the recurrence of product contamination by rail grease. This is a noncompliance of 9 CFR 416.4(b) and 416.4(d). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Ineffective corrective actions NR: 9-2011 dated 1/17/2011; NR: 8-2011 dated 1/14/2011
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.