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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 23 Nov 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at approximately 0412 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's: In the Live Receiving Department; Unit # 5 (Live Hang Area) There feathers, blood, and dirty water on top of the two turning wheels to the shackle line from the previous day's operation. Unit # 25 (Paw Unloader & Belt) there were feathers, particles of various sizes, and dirty water droplets on the transfer conveyor from the previous day's operation. There was condensation on the overhead pipes, and ceiling tiles at the East and West Oil Sac Cutters location. I remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Quality Assurance Supervisor) and (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0446 hours, the following was observed; there was grease buildup on the product contact surface of the West Half Rehang Conveyor from the previous day's operation. There were six (6) forty (40) pound boxes on the box track at the southern 2nd half live roller conveyor (three (3) of the boxes were wet with particles on the product contact surface). There was water dripping from the ceiling behind the southern 2nd half live roller conveyor location. There was a gray pipe along the wall that was badly rusted with paint peeling off of it. I rejected the West Half Rehang Belt with US Rejected Tag B40 170471 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance Supervisor) and (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. At approximately 0555 hours, while walking through the Packing Department, I observed water dripping from the ceiling tiles at the WB (Whole Bird) hot water tunnel, and belt. I informed (Quality Assurance Supervisor) of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0240 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0400 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. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. NR: 145-2011 dated 11/22/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.