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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.2(a), 416.2(b), 416.3(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: On 06/07/2011, at approximately 0405 hours, while performing ISP task 01B02 (Pre-operational Sanitation) in area # 1 IU # 5 live hang there was condensation on the ceiling and rail. I rejected the area and applied US reject tag # B40197850 and notified Mr. of the noncompliance. In IU # 14 South side of # 2 picker I found a build up on the underside of the unit and behind the finger hubs, I notified Mr. of the noncompliance and applied US reject tag # B40197849. In IU # 23 and 24 the hock cutter and the re-hang conveyors I observed feathers, and build up of residue from the previous days production, I notified Mr. of these noncompliances and rejected the units with US reject tag # B40197848. In area # 2: at 0433 hours IU # 5 the East line vent machine I observed black grease in the nylon roller guides and several particles of meat and fat on the product contact areas of the machine, I notified Mr. of the noncompliances and rejected the IU applying US reject tag # B40197847. There were feathers, particles of fat and residue from the previous days production observed on the shackles of the west evisceration line at the west eviscerator and at the liver/ heart harvester and several other points on the line at which time I notified Mr. that the entire west evisceration line was to be re-cleaned and I rejected the line with US reject tag # B40197823. In IU #40 West pre-chill, parts drop, and barrels I rejected the barrels for a build up on the underside of the barrels and black UFM inside, along with the employees knives for a greasy film and fat particles on them. I notified Mr. of these noncompliances. In Area # 3 IU # 12 [redacted] Dip I observed fat and residue from the previous days production on the inside of the shield cabinets to the entry end of [redacted] the dip tank and a large piece of fat approximately 1" in size on the belt exiting the dip tank. I notified Mr. of this noncompliance and rejected the dip tank and belt at 0501 hours applying US reject tag B40197829. IU # 30 Heart giblet chiller and elevator I observed fat in the chiller and condensation on the ceiling, I rejected the chiller and notified Mr. and applied US reject tag # B40197830.. In Tray Pack department the hand dip station had residue from the previous day and there was condensation on the ceiling, I notified Mr. and rejected the department applying US reject Tag # B39 801625 at 0548 hours. I the thigh debone department I observed black specks on the belts and condensation on the ceiling. I notified Mr. and applied US reject tag # B40197832 rejecting the department. In the Cut up department I observed black grease and fat particles on the following belts: Back, wing, thigh. drum and breast. The department remained under my control with US Lock out Lock. All noncompliances were re-inspected and released by USDA prior to production. These noncompliances are a violations of 9 CFR416.2(a); 416.2(b); 416.3(a) and 416.3(d) and the establishments SSOP plan. The establishment has received both written and oral notification of these noncompliances. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in further administrative action as described in 9 CFR part 500.
416.2(a) The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(b) 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.
416.3(a) Equipment and utensils used for processing or otherwise handling edible product or ingredients must be of such material and construction to facilitate thorough cleaning and to ensure that their use will not cause the adulteration of product during processing, handling, or storage. Equipment and utensils must be maintained in sanitary condition so as not to adulterate product.
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.