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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 17 May 2011
Citation: On 5/17/2011, at approximately 0649 hrs, I performed a presentation verification (ISP Code 06D02) at the third 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] This failure consisted of 1 viscera below wing (12 nonconformance factors each), 1 no viscera (20 nonconformance factors each), 1 membrane (2 nonconformance factors each), & 1 contamination inside bird (6 nonconformance factors each). I immediately notified Evisceration supervisor, of the establishments failure to meet regulatory requirements, that the line speed must be reduced to [redacted] bpm (a automatic 10 bird per minute reduction), and that an NR would be issued. I also requested that QA perform presentation retests. Establishment management has received oral & written notification regarding the noncompliance. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: The previous preventive measures were either not implemented or were ineffective in preventing the recurrence of this noncompliance NR: 43-2011 dated 5/11/2011; NR: 42-2011 dated 5/5/2011
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).