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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 16 Dec 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0515 hrs., after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the following noncompliance's while performing the ISP code 01B02 procedure for pre-operational sanitation. In the cut-up department I observed product residue on the direct product contact surface of the metal guard of the thigh skinner and black (UFM's) on the white thigh skinner belt. I immediately rejected the thigh skinner with U.S. tag #B40170455 and notified of the noncompliance. I also observed chicken fat, and meat pieces various sizes in the stack off conveyor plastic chain linkage and in the track, located at the west end of the cut-up department. I also observed a scissors on a stainless steel table with blood, and product residue build up on them, was notified of both noncompliance's. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the cut-up department the thigh skinner was not documented on the correct paperwork and the department was released for USDA inspection at 0457 hrs. While continuing my pre-op inspection in the breast deboning department at 0530 hrs. I observed pieces of fat various sizes, under the transfer conveyor and on the white guide bar. And black grease smeared on a section, approximately 6 inches, on the direct product contact surface of the boneless breast conveyor. I immediately rejected the conveyor with U.S. tag #B39801146 and notified of the noncompliance's. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the breast deboning department, both conveyors were documented as acceptable and the department was released for USDA inspection at 0450 hrs. 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.