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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 30 Sep 2011
Citation: On September 30th, 2011 at approximately 0643 hours, I was performing a presentation verification 9ISP Code (06D02) at the third inspection station on the East evisceration line, at a line speed of [redacted] birds per minute (bpm). Presentation failed with a 10 bird nonconformance weight of [redacted], plus 5 occurrences of one error. This failure consisted of 2 opening cut (1 nonconformance factor each), 1 parts inside (1 nonconformance factor each), & 5 contamination inside bird (6 nonconformance factors each). I notified Evisceration supervisor of my findings, who notified QA Tech of the establishments failure to meet regulatory requirements. QA performed presentation retests which failed at 0713 hours, with a nonconformance weight of [redacted]. The line speed was reduced to [redacted] bpm. Establishment management has received oral & written notification regarding this noncompliance. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: 2 employees were subject to disciplinary action due to work performance issues involving presentation failures. NR: 119-2011 dated 8/30/2011
381.76(b) Presentation: Each inspector shall be flanked by an establishment employee assigned to be the inspector’s helper. The one inspector on the SIS–1 line shall be presented every bird. Each inspector on the SIS–2 line shall be presented every other bird on the line. An establishment employee shall present each bird to the inspector properly eviscerated with the back side toward the inspector and the viscera uniformly trailing or leading. Each inspector shall inspect the inside, viscera, and outside of all birds presented.