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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 19 Aug 2011
Citation: On 08/19/2011, at approximately 1120 hours, I performed ISP task 04C04 (Finished Product Standards) on the west evisceration line. The total score exceeded the subgroup absolute limit of 30, with a score of 46. The defects were as follows: Extraneous Material <1/16" (3) weighted factor of 1; Extraneous Material >1/16" to 1" (3) weighted factor 1; Extraneous Material >1" (2) weighted factor 2; Oil Glands- Remnant (4) weighted factor 1; Oil Glands Whole (2) weighted factor 2; Lung whole (3) weighted factor 2; Cloaca (1) weighted factor 5; Bursa of Fabricius (1) weighted factor 2; Crops partial (3) weighted factor 2; Crop whole (1) weighted factor 5; Small Feathers < 1" (3) weighted factor 1; Feathers > 1" (1) weighted factor 1; I checked Quality Assurance's test results and found no Cusum on the previous 5 test. I requested that QA perform a validity test at 1125 hours. The test performed by QA failed, with a subgroup absolute limit of [redacted] I notified SCSI of the test results and he monitored the Pre chill testing at the Post chill location. QA failed the Pre at Post test at 1157 hours with a score of [redacted] (three combos of product were retained). A test at 1228 hours passed with a score of [redacted], at1258 hours a test performed by QA failed with a score [redacted] (two combos of product were retained). A test was performed at 1307 hours and passed. QA performed Pre chill testing at the pre chill location at 1209 hours and again at 1213 hours, both of which passed, and tagged birds were placed into the chill system to show that the action mode had ended by QA. I notified Mr. (Quality Control Manager) that a NR would be issued for this noncompliance . This is a violation of 9 CFR 381.76(a) and the Establishment's NELS program. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional administrative action as described in 9 CFR part 500.
381.76(a) A post-mortem inspection shall be made on a bird-by-bird basis on all poultry eviscerated in an official establishment. No viscera or any part thereof shall be removed from any poultry processed in any official establishment, except at the time of post-mortem inspection, unless their identify with the rest of the carcass is maintained in a manner satisfactory to the inspector until such inspection is made. Each carcass to be eviscerated shall be opened so as to expose the organs and the body cavity for proper examination by the inspector and shall be prepared immediately after inspection as readyto- cook poultry. If a carcass is frozen, it shall be thoroughly thawed before being opened for examination by the inspector. Each carcass, or all parts comprising such carcass, shall be examined by the inspector, except for parts that are not needed for inspection purposes and are not intended for human food and are condemned.