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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 28 Nov 2011
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.4(a)
Citation: On Monday, November 28, 2011, at approximately 0450 hours, 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 live (small babies' size to adult size) roaches running up and down the northeast wall near the rehang conveyor. I observed an accumulation of small and large roaches at this location. I informed (Live Receiving Supervisor) and (1st Processing Superintendent) of my observation. I rejected the northwest wall area near the rehang conveyor with US Rejected Tag B40 170460. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0204 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. No product involve at this time. 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. At approximately 1022 hours, while performing my routine inspection in the Packing Cooler area, I observed chicken fat particles, dirty ice and debris on a stack of wet wooden pallets location on the right side of the entrance to tray pack department. At close examination, I observed chicken fat particles various size, dirty ice and debris on eight (8) wooden pallets. I rejected the stack of fourteen (14) wet wooden pallets with US Rejected Tag B 39 801591. I informed (2 nd Processing Superintendent) of my observation. Upon further communication with the establishment, the stack of contaminated wooden pallets came from the WIP (Work in Process) product in the Tray Pack Department, and was placed in the WB cooler by a plant employee. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record (Packing), I found no entry documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500. .
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(a) The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.