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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 19 Apr 2011
Citation: At approximately 0955 hours, while performing the AQL on the necks the allowable limit of 5 majors and a total of 14 defects was exceeded with a total of 15. The defects were as follow: 7 Ingesta, 1 windpipe, 1 esophagus and 6 feathers. I notified Mr. (Packing Supervisor) and Mr. (First Processing Supervisor) of the results. The bin of necks at the end of the chiller was removed and product exiting the chiller was in failure retention. At 1141 hours, the establishment requested that I test the product coming out of the chiller since the corrections had been made in the evisceration. The two tests performed under tightened criteria on the necks passed. The establishment chose to condemn all product that exited the chiller between the time of the failure and the passing of the two test on tightened criteria the total poundage of 1600 pounds. I notified Mr. that I would be issuing an NR for the noncompliance. The establishments management has received both written and oral notification of this noncompliance, failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described by 9 CFR 500.
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.