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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Dec 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at approximately 0406 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA, I performed a pre-op sanitation (01B02) procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live Receiving Department; there were excessive amount of feathers and debris buildup on the floor and underneath the Hydraulic pump at the lockout/tagout device location near the cage washer. Unit # 20(South Side #4 Picker) There were feathers inside of the shackle rail too numerous to count. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 0420 hours, the following was observed; there were product residue buildup inside of the inedible product chute with chicken parts, whole chicken carcasses, chicken fat particles, and viscera too numerous to count. There was also a very strong foul odors coming from the inedible product chute. Upon further examination, the top cover to the inedible product chute was not properly covering the chute, which cause chicken carcasses, and chicken parts to fall on the roof top too numerous to count. I rejected the inedible product chute with US Rejected Tag B40 170469 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0455 hours, the following was observed; there was grease buildup/black specks on the product contact surface of the thigh transfer conveyors. There were black specks on the product contact surface of the white trim tables. I rejected the thigh transfer conveyors and trim tables with US Rejected Tag B40 170470 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Tumbler Department at approximately 0512 hours, the following was observed; 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 WB Cooler to the exit, and the Tumbler Department. I rejected the WB Cooler and Tumbler Department with US Rejected Tag BB39 133584. I informed of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0255 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Evisceration) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0329 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Packing ) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0350 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form, (Thigh Deboning) shows deficiencies for the conveyor belt for black specks. Corrective Action - cleaned and sanitized. The department released at 0356 hours for inspection.. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Tumble ) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0411 hours for inspection. All noncompliance's found were from previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500. Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: See establishment response to this noncompliance. NR: 155-2011 dated 12/16/2011
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein.
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(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.