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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Apr 2011

Code: 06D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(c), 416.2(d), 416.2(e)(4)

Citation: At approximately 0845 hours SCSI and I took a facility tour on which we observed the following noncompliances: In the evisceration department we observed on the neck cutter frames on both lines rusty and flaking paint. At the west evisceration line adjustment at the house inspection station rusty weld joints on the rail, lose flashing on the wall at the #1 Inspection station on the East line. Brush cabinet on the west line the top shield several bolts were missing and the shield was loose. At the chiller the line dryer was blowing residue onto the edge of the chiller and the walk way safety rail. In the packing area we observed condensation on several pipes and a crack in a drip pan which was above the box track. There was a section of ceiling tile above the box track missing and a piece of cardboard which had been used to fill a hole in the ceiling above the packing line. In the cut-up department we observed condensation on ice lines above the lines we took regulatory control action and stopped the operation until the condensation was corrected. We observed in the cut-up department a ceiling light above the leg belt which had green/black mold growing inside the shield. The Tray Pack cooler we observed condensation on the door frame between the plastic strips, I rejected the tray pack cooler applying US Reject Tag #B40197806, at 1005 hours preventing product from entering or exiting the cooler, I released the cooler at 1042 hours when the noncompliance had been corrected. At 1015 hours SCSI and I entered the Stack off section of the cut-up cooler and observed that the floor drain was clogged and we Reject the area with US Reject tag #B40197807 until the drain was opened and sanitary conditions had been restored at 1040 hours. We then entered the Tray pack box room were we observed two rolls of film for the repack machine, one had fallen though the holding rack and was on top of a rodent bait trap an the other several feet away was on the floor. We notified Mr. of the noncompliance. Members of the establishment have been notified orally at the weekly plant meeting and in writing of this noncompliance. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in further administrative action as described in 9 CFR part 500.


416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.2(e)(4) Provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning or where normal operations release or discharge water or other liquid waste on the floor;


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