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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 25 Jul 2011
Citation: At approximately 0605 hours, a drain carrying water from the eviseration floor was backed up severely, causing flooding and unsanitary conditions on the eviseration floor. The establishment decided to stop the kill until the problem was resolved. I verbally informed (1st Processing Supervisor) that the drain would have to be repaired and the walkways and floor would have to be cleaned before they could begin slaughtering again. I allowed the Line Inspectors to wait in the USDA office. At approximately 0700 hours, informed me that they were ready. I went out and found the drain partially clogged with dirty, foaming water, and the floor and walkways, while no longer flooded, still had particles of meat, fat, and debri. The establishment wanted to begin slaughtering again and monitor the drain. I informed that the floors would need to be cleaned properly before operations began, and returned to the USDA office. At 0713 the bell rang and I observed carcasses coming up to the eviseration floor on the East line. I took regulatory control action by stopping the line at 0715 due to the walkways and floors continuing to be unsanitary. I kept the line stopped until sanitary conditions were restored at 0721 hours. In addition, at 0730, the drain was backed up again, causing the eviseration floor to flood and again creating insanitary conditions. The establishment again stopped the kill, and once all birds entered the chiller I took regulatory control action by applying US Rejected Tag No. B40197863 and B40197867 to the East and West lines and informing and . The lines were completely stopped at 0805hrs. At 0820, I reinspected the area and found the drain cleared and carrying water off the evis floor. Once cleaning of the walkways was completed, I released regulatory control of both lines by removing my tags. Production then resumed operations. When checking the chiller area which is [redacted], with SCSI and CSI , we found multiple particles of fat, skin, and meat up to several inches in size in a pile on the floor behind the mixer. The cap to the evis floor drain pipe was not on, and these particles likely came from this pipe. We notified QA, who had the area cleaned. The establishment has been notified both orally and in writing of the noncompliance. Failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional administartive action as described in 9 CFR part 500.
416.2(e)(4) Provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning or where normal operations release or discharge water or other liquid waste on the floor;