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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 28 Feb 2011
Violation: 381.76(a), 381.76(b)
Citation: On 2-28-2011, at approximately 11:47 hrs, I performed presentation verification (ISP code 06D02) at the first inspection station on the East Evisceration line. At a line speed of [redacted] birds per minute (bpm), presentation failed with a 10 bird total non conformance weight of [redacted] This failure consisted of 1 Viscera Below Wing (12 nonconformance factors), 2 Membrane (2 nonconformance factors each), and 2 Contamination inside bird (6 nonconformance factors each). I immediately notified the QA technician of the failure and requested that QA perform a presentation retest on the East line in 10 minutes. QA failed the retest at approximately 12:05 hrs and the line speed was reduced to [redacted] bpm.Evisceration group leader, was informed of the establishment's failure to meet regulatory requirements. This is a noncompliance of 9 CFR 381.76.
381.76(a) A post-mortem inspection shall be made on a bird-by-bird basis on all poultry eviscerated in an official establishment. No viscera or any part thereof shall be removed from any poultry processed in any official establishment, except at the time of post-mortem inspection, unless their identify with the rest of the carcass is maintained in a manner satisfactory to the inspector until such inspection is made. Each carcass to be eviscerated shall be opened so as to expose the organs and the body cavity for proper examination by the inspector and shall be prepared immediately after inspection as readyto-cook poultry. If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by the inspector. Each carcass, or all parts comprising such carcass, shall be examined by the inspector, except for parts that are not needed for inspection purposes and are not intended for human food and are condemned.
381.76(b) The Administrator determines that the establishment has the intent and capability to operate at line speeds greater than 70 birds per minute, and meets all the facility requirements in §381.36(d).