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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 18 Nov 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0420 hrs., after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations I observed the following noncompliance's while performing the 01B02 procedure for pre-operational sanitation. In the evisceration department I observed product residue build up on the axel of the cropper brush on the west line. I immediately rejected the cropper brush for the west line with U.S reject tag #B40170458 and notified of the noncompliance. After a review of the SSOP records for the evisceration department the cropper was documented as acceptable and the department was released at 1144 hrs. by for USDA inspection. While continuing my pre-op inspection I observed fat and product residue build up on the wheels of the roller racks stacked in the whole bird cooler. I immediately notified of the noncompliance and the roller racks were recleaned in my presence. In the deboning department I observed chicken particles and fat in the white rib cage conveyor linkage. I immediately rejected the rib cage conveyor with U.S. tag # B40170456 and notified of the noncompliance. After a review of the plants SSOP records the rib cage conveyor was documented as acceptable and released at 0437 hrs. for USDA inspection. And while performing pre-op in the cut-up department I observed black specks, overspray and a black hair on the drum stick conveyor. I immediately rejected the drum stick conveyor with U.S. tag #B40170457 and notified of the noncompliance. After a review of the SSOP records for the cut up department the drum stick conveyor was documented as acceptable and the department was released for USDA inspection at 0515. Some of the noncompliance's observed were direct product contact surfaces. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements 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.
416.4(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.