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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 May 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(a), 381.76(b)

Citation: On May 11th, 2011, at approximately 0815 hours, I performed a presentation verification (ISP Code 06D02)) at the first inspection station on the West evisceration line. At a line speed of [redacted] birds per minute (bpm). Presentation failed with a 10 bird total nonconformance weight of [redacted] which consisted of 2 swinging (6 nonconformance factors each), 2 membrane (2 nonconformance factors each), & 4 contamination inside bird (6 nonconformance factors each). I immediately notified (Evisceration Supervisor) of my findings and also requested that the line speed be reduced to [redacted] bpm because of the total nonconformance weight total of [redacted] and could he notify the QA personnel that a presentation retest will need performed. At 0824 hours the QA retest failed and the line speed was reduced to [redacted] bpm. At 0840 hours (1st Processing Superintendant) informed USDA that he would keep the West evisceration line speed at [redacted] bpm so that he could work with the draw hands personally. Establishment has received oral and written notification of this noncompliance, failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action, as described in 9 CFR 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: USDA has not received a response to NR #0042 yet. NR: 42-2011 dated 5/6/2011

Regulation:

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).

 

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