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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jun 2011
Citation: On 6/28/11 at approximately 0848 hrs, I performed a presentation verification (ISP code 06D02) at the second inspection station on the East Evisceration line, at a line speed of [redacted] birds per minute. Presentation failed with a 10 bird total nonconformance weight of [redacted] This failure consisted of 3 Viscera not free (10 nonconformance factors each, and also above the acceptable occurrence of one error), 1 Parts inside (1 nonconformance factor), and 2 Contamination inside bird (6 nonconformance factors each). I immediately informed (Eviseration Supervisor), who notified QA, of the establishment's failure to meet regulatory requirements. Due to the score of [redacted] on the total nonconformace weight, and as per USDA regulations, I informed the establishment they needed to drop the line speed by 10%, taking the line speed down to [redacted] bpm. During QA's retest the establishment failed, and the line speed was reduced to [redacted] bpm at 0857 hrs. QA had multiple failures during the retests, until the end of shift at 1400hrs. Establishment management has received oral and written notification regarding this noncompliance. Continues failure to comply with regulatry requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR 500.
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).