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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.14, 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 1915 hours while I was walking through the evisceration department, close to the east pre-chiller station and the final washing cabinet, I observed water dripping from the rail onto the chickens. I immediately implemented regulatory control action by stopping the line and informing Mr., the evisceration supervisor and Mr. the second shift manager. After I took a closer look at the rail I found out that the cause is not a condensation, but there was a splash from the washing cabinet because of high water pressure and failure of the shields around the cabinet of preventing the splash. The product was rewashed and the plant started the corrective action by specifying an employee to dry the rail until end of the shift. The plant manager was asked to do further action to prevent the splash to avoid recurrence of this noncompliance. The establishment failed to comply with 9 CFR 416.CFR 416.2(e) (2), and 9CFR 416.4(b). This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.14 Each official establishment shall routinely evaluate the effectiveness of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures therein in preventing direct contamination or adulteration of product(s) and shall revise both as necessary to keep them effective and current with respect to changes in facilities, equipment, utensils, operations, or personnel.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.