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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

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

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

Regulation:

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).

 

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