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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 23 Dec 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0456 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 black and brown particles of various sizes, black grease markings of various sizes, and dirty water spots (brown in color) on the product contact surface of the Rehang Conveyor. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the New York Room by informing (Live Receiving Supervisor) to stop production. Production was not stopped after three (3) tanks of whole poultry carcasses were cross contaminated by coming in contact with the contaminated conveyor. I informed (Plant Manager) and (Sanitation Supervisor) of my observation. I rejected the Rehang Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B39 801131 for unsanitary condition. This noncompliance found was direct product contact surface. After sanitary conditions have been restored, the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the Rehang Conveyor at approximately 0514 hours. The three (3) tanks of poultry carcasses were retained with US Retained Tag B39 801131, Quality Control Tags 2794, 2795, and 2796 A check of the plant's SSOP's Form Live Receiving/New York Room Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0156 hours for inspection. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record (Live Receiving/New York Room), 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. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. The establishment previous preventive corrective action were neither not ineffective or not properly implementation to prevent this reoccurrence of this noncompliance. NR: 142-2011 dated 11/15/2011
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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.