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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 27 May 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: On 05/27/2011, at approximately 0444 hours, while performing ISP task 01B02 (Pre-operational Sanitation) in area # 2 (evisceration department) I observed the following noncompliances: on the rail between the east vent machine and the east body opener there was a build up of black grease. The west gizzard machine had numerous pieces of fat on the cover and inside the machine. The east cropper had a piece of meat and bone in a probe and the rails and ceiling had condensation or water spray on them at numerous locations. I rejected the area and did not remove the Lock-Out lock from the line control switch. The area was re-inspected and released to production at 0529 hours after the noncompliances were corrected. In area # 3 at 0516 hours, I found fat on the nylon bird lifter for the west evisceration line at the bird unloader at the entry end of the chiller, on the west half of the rehang belt of the grading line I observed fat and grease on the top surface of the belt and water on the rail of the chic way line. I observed water dripping into the heart giblet chiller from the ceiling and black UFM in the bottom of the chiller unit. I notified Mr. of the noncompliances and rejected the department due to the condensation on the ceiling and on the rail of the chic way line. The area was released at 0543 hours after the area was re-inspected and the noncompliances had been corrected. At 0558 hours, in the cut up department I observed the following noncompliances; Breast, wing, back, thigh and drum belts all had small particles of fat, meat, and black specks on the top surfaces. A pipe between rehang belts 1 & 2 had a build up of residue from the previous days production. I notified Mr. and Mr. of the noncompliances. At 0620 hours the department was re-inspected and released to production after the noncompliances were corrected. These noncompliances are a violations of 9 CFR 416.13(c); 416.4(a); 416.4(b); 416.4(d) and the establishments SSOP plan. The establishment has received both written and oral notification of this noncompliance. Failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further adminstrative action as described in 9 CFR part 500.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.