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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 17 Oct 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Monday, October 17, 2011, at approximately 0401 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA, I performed a pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live receiving Department; There were excessive amount of feathers and debris buildup on the floor, and under the recirculating pump in the Dock Area (Unit 1) from previous day's operation. I rejected the dock area for unsanitary condition. There were excessive amount of UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's), product residue and feathers into the Scalder (Unit 9 and 10) from previous day's operation. The water inside of the Scalder was grayish in color. I rejected the Scalder with US Rejected Tag B39801160 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 0425 hours, the following was observed; there were brown in color UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's) buildup on the product contact surface on multiple shackles at the East 1st and 2nd Inspection Stations with presenters and trimmers. Upon further examination, there were multiple shackles on the East and West Evisceration Lines with brown in color UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's) on the product contact surface from previous day's operation. I rejected East and West Evisceration Lines (Shackles) with US Rejected Tag B39 801171 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving Department) shows deficiencies for the Scalder. Deficiency found - debris Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at1232 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0200 hours for inspection. All noncompliance's found were from previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.