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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 Mar 2011

Code: 04C04
Violation: 381.65(a), 381.76(b)

Citation: At about 065 hours while performing an 04C04 AQL Giblet procedure while inspecting necks coming out of the neck chiller, I found one with the head still attached. Poultry heads are considered inedible product by this establishment. Mixing edible with inedible product is a violation of 9 CFR 318.65(a). At this time I notified QA and applied USDA Tag No. B39801617 to the chiller and condemned the necks. She notified , who stopped the production of necks. Management has received written and oral notice of this noncompliance.


381.65(a) Operations and procedures involving the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary practices and must be conducted in a manner that will result in sanitary processing, proper inspection, and the production of poultry and poultry products that are not adulterated.

381.76(b) (v) When the prechill or postchill product has been identified as having been produced when the process was not in control, additional online subgroup testing by the establishment is required to determine its conformance to the standard. If any of the additional plant subgroup testing results in a subgroup total exceeding tolerance, offline product corrective actions must take place. The responsibilities of the establishment and the inspector change depending on the CUSUM.
All corrective actions such as identifying affected product, segregating product, and maintaining control through rework actions are the establishment’s responsibility. Corrective actions by the inspector depends upon the establishment’s ability to control rework of affected product. If the establishment fails in its responsibilities, the inspector will identify, segregate, and retain affected product to prevent adulterated product from reaching consumers.


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