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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Mar 2011
Violation: 416.14, 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0445 hrs, I observed the following conditions in several rooms of the processing department while performing the 01C02 task for operational sanitation. Stacks of dirty totes were being stored in the weigh price cooler and the whole bird cooler. The totes in the weigh price cooler had been tagged with QA tags and USDA tags (#s B39801642 and B39801655). There was product being stored flush against the dirty totes in the weigh price cooler. This is a noncompliance of 416.4d. After noting the noncompliance, Dr.and I told (QA) and (1st processing superintendent) that the dirty totes would need to be moved outside of the product storage area to ensure that no product would be adulterated. On reinspection of the areas at approximately 0709hrs, I found that the dirty totes in the weigh price cooler had not been moved and product was still being stored next to them. Additionally, Dr. and I found several more stacks of dirty totes in the whole bird cooler which were sitting flush against stored product. USDA tags were placed on these totes (#s B39801683, B39801763, B39801654). Drinformed (Further Processing Superintendent) of the noncompliance. She then observed the removal of the dirty totes from the weigh price cooler into a secure product-free area and the removal of product against the dirty totes in the whole bird cooler. I was informed by and that the dirty totes had been left over from Saturday processing after a break down of the tote cleaner. Mr. told me that he monitored the maintenance of the machine on Sunday 03/13/11 and monitored the cleaning of the leftover totes but left several stacks of dirty totes in the weigh price cooler and whole bird cooler where they then came in contact with product. In addition, Mr. informed USDA that the tote cleaner had been used to clean totes on Sunday without pre-operational inspection by QA, which is required by the establishment's sanitation standard operating procedures. This is a noncompliance of 9 CFR 416.(12c). At around 04:50 USDA asked a production employee to remove a combo of trash and product waste from the breast deboning area, which had been setting there from Saturday`s production.
416.14 Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
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.