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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Nov 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0502 hours, after plant's pre-operational was performed and at the start of operation in the Evisceration Department; while performing the review and observation component for the 01C02 procedure the following was observed; I observed chicken particles and product residue on the product contact surface of approximately six to eight probes (arms) to the West Pac Man from the previous day's operation. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the West Evisceration line by stopping production. I informed (1st Processing Superintendent) of my observation. The unsanitary condition of the West Pac Man was also shown to (Quality Assurance). I rejected the West Pac Man with US Rejected Tag B40 170462 for unsanitary condition. This noncompliance found was direct product contact surface. Production was stopped before product was involved. After sanitary conditions have been restored, the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the West Evisceration line at approximately 0517 hours. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1200 hours for inspection. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record (Evisceration), I found no entry documented prior to my observation of the 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 0735 hours, while performing my routine inspection, I observed the following noncompliance in the Packing Department; I observed heavily beaded condensation at the entrance to the WB (Whole Bird) cooler above the product box track location. At close examination, there was condensation on the ceiling at the entrance from Cut-Up Department to the exit to Tumbler Department. I informed (Further Processing Superintendent) of my observation. I took a regulatory control action on the WB Cooler by stopping the product flow into the cooler with US Rejected Tag B39 801163. After sanitary conditions have been restored, the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the WB Cooler at approximately 0744 hours. Product cross contamination was imminent had the situation not been corrected. There was no product involved at this time. 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 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.

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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 

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