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B.C. Natural Chicken

Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Nov 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Friday, November 11, 2011, at approximately 0403 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; Unit #11 (Line Exit New York Room to Live Hang Area Entrance) condensation on three overhead dirty white pipes in the New York room over the East and West shackle lines. Rail dust buildup on the shackle rails on the East and West shackle lines in the New York room from the previous day's operation. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0555 hours, the following was observed; there were chicken fat particles of various sizes, and grease buildup on the product contact surface of the two conveyor belts from the previous day's operation. I rejected the two conveyor belts with US Rejected Tag B39 801172 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 2203 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Thigh Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0351 hours for inspection. All noncompliances 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. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. NR: 138-2011 dated 11/10/2011

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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.

 

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