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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Dec 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Thursday, December 29, 2011 at approximately 0409 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's: In the Live Receiving Department; Unit # 9 (South side of scalder) There were an excessive amount of UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's) and feathers throughout the scalder from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Scalder with US Rejected Tag B40 170475 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning//Repak Departments at approximately 0514 hours, the following were observed; there was grease buildup on the product contact surface on Coneline [redacted] Transfer Belt. There were also chicken fat particles of various sizes and black specks on the product contact surface on coneline [redacted] transfer belts from the previous day's operation. The Coneline [redacted] Transfer Belt was rejected for unsanitary condition. There was chicken fat particles of various sizes on the inside bottom surfaces on Repak Thermo former #2 too numerous to count from the previous day's operation. There was chicken fat particles of various sizes on the floor underneath the Repak Thermo former #2 too numerous to count from the previous day's operation. I remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0535 hours, the following was observed; there was a crack broken light cover end at rehang conveyor #2. There was a green molded light cover at wing incline conveyor location. There was condensation on the ceiling tiles and pipes over the product contact surfaces throughout the Cut-Up Department. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes and black specks on the product contact surface of the breast belt from the previous day's operation. The Cut-Up Department was rejected for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance) and (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. I remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0245 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Breast Department) shows deficiencies for Coneline [redacted] transfer belt for fat and grease. Direct Product Contact - Yes. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0446 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Repak Department) shows deficiencies for Thermo former #2 for fat and meat. Direct Product Contact - No. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0505 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0507 hours for inspection. 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.

Regulation:

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(c) Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jan 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 27 Dec 2011

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