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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Dec 2011
Citation: At approximately 1930 hours while performing my 01C02 scheduled procedure code; upon entering the De-Boning department I noticed a disarrayed and unorganized area immediately inside the entrance way. The sink had chicken particles scattered throughout the entire sink, chicken particles laying on floor under the sink, the mat to sanitize boots had a lot of chicken particles in the water, beneath the two tables beside the sink had a clear bag of chicken laying on the floor. The two pallets beside the tables had labels, wood, chicken, and debris scattered throughout the floor. Below the scale, labels and chicken was laying on the shelf and floor. The drains had a lot of chicken, debris, labels, earplugs, torn pieces of gloves and the trash cans were full. I also discovered chicken particles, ear plugs, and hair nets on the back steps going down to the lunchroom. This area entering breast de-boning seems to be unassigned for sanitation, when I question whose responsibility it is to monitor and clean the area no one seems to know whose job it is. I placed reject tag # B26898612 on the area and immediately notified the Manager. The plant took immediate corrective actions and started to clean, sanitize, and dispose of trash to prevent accumulation and creation of unsanitary conditions. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions as described in 9CFR part 500.4.
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.