Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jan 2012

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

Citation: On Thursday, January 12, 2012, at approximately 0406 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA, I performed a pre-op sanitation procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live Receiving Department; Unit #10 (North side of Scalder) there was an excessive amount of residue (yellowish-brown in color) buildup on the inside wall surface's throughout the scalder from the previous day's operation. I rejected the scalder with US Rejected Tag B40 170477 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0504 hours, the following was observed; there were grease buildup and black specks of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces of the thigh transfer conveyors from the previous day's operation too numerous to count. I rejected the Thigh Transfer Conveyors with US Rejected Tag B40 170500 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0504 hours, the following was observed; there was condensation on the ceiling tiles and pipes over the direct product contact surfaces throughout the Cut-Up Department. The Cut-Up Department was rejected for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance) and (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. I remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0200 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Thigh Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0418 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 0500 hours for inspection. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. This 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.

416.2(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.

 

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