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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jul 2011
Citation: On July 6th, 2011 at approximately 0818 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 2 viscera on shackle (8 nonconformance factors each), & 3 contamination inside bird (6 nonconformance factors each). I immediately informed (Evisceration Supervisor) , who notified QA, of the establishments failure to meet regulatory requirements. Mr. asked to see if maintenance could work on the eviscerator before QA did their retest and I agreed only if the line speed was reduced to [redacted] bpm.. QA performed the retest at 0948 and failed, the line speed was reduced to [redacted] bpm. Establishment management has received oral and written notification regarding this noncompliance. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement actions as described in 9 CFR 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Plant mgr will contact the equipment manufacturer to analyze the equipment and assist in training plants mechanics, in proper adjustments and preventative measures. NR: 84-2011 dated 6/28/2011
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).