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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 15 Nov 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: At approximately 0452hours, while performing a 04C04 ISP Code procedure in the Live Receiving/New York Room for Humane Handling, the following was observed; while walking through the New York Room, I observed condensation on an overhead dirty white pipe over the East Shackle Line. At close examination, I observed blood spots, black and brown particles of various sizes on the West and East Line Shackle Guard Bars from previous day's operation. I also observed a brown residue buildup on the West and East Line Shackle Guard Bars. I immediately informed (Live Receiving Supervisor) of my observation. At approximately 0454 hours, I observed the Rehang Conveyor running with Brownish in color UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's) approximately one (1) foot apart on the product contact surface approximately 8mm in size on the entire rehang conveyor (UFM's smeared to the touch). I immediately took a regulatory control action by stopping production. At this time, the poultry carcasses came in contact with the cross contaminated surface of the rehang conveyor. I rejected the West and East Shackle Guard Bars, and Rehang Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B40 170435 for unsanitary condition. I retained approximately five (5) hundred poultry carcasses for recondition with US Retained Tag B39 801164. I informed (1st Processing Superintendent) of my observation. After sanitary conditions were restored and the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the New York Room. There was approximately thirty-six (36) minutes downtime with this noncompliance. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1010 hours for inspection. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record (Live Receiving), I found no entry documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. The noncompliance's found involved direct product contamination. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action 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.

416.2(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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