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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jan 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4), 417.3(a)(2), 417.3(a)(3)

Citation: At approximately 0609 hours, while performing a test for zero tolerance fecal check on the east evisceration line at the Pre-Chill Station, performance of this check is part of visible fecal material entering chiller. I randomly selected ten poultry carcasses from the east evisceration line and inspected them for visible fecal contamination. I observed fecal material on one of the ten randomly selected test carcasses. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the east evisceration line by stopping production. The six drops (range from 2mm to 4 mm in size) of fecal material on the poultry carcass was located on the inside of the right keel bone. The fecal material was brownish in color, semi-solid, thick pasty consistency. This is a failure for zero tolerance of visible fecal material and a failure of CCP 1B of plants HACCP plan. (Eviscerating Supervisor) was informed of my finding. The poultry carcasses were shown to (1st Processing Superintendent). The affected carcass was taken to the reprocessing station to be reworked. After the establishment implemented immediately corrective action in according with the regulatory requirements of 417.3, I relinquish my regulatory control action. There were no plant employees between me and the chiller when I observed the failure of CCP#1 of the plants HACCP Plan. This is the last point before the chill system when control can be exerted to prevent the contaminated poultry carcass from entered the chiller system in violation of regulation 9 CFR 381.65(e) and 9 CFR 417.2 (c) (4). The establishment has identified fecal material to be a hazard in its hazard analysis and controls the hazard with CCP 1B. Fecal material harbors microorganisms and possible pathogens and must be prevented from entering into the chill system. I then performed a verification procedure for the specific lot (Lot#1) for all CCP’s plus the preshipment review. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. FSIS would expect the establishment to have procedure in place to prevent the reoccurrence of contaminated birds from entering the chill system. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500 At approximately 0619 hours, after the establishment implemented immediately corrective action was in place in accordance with the regulatory requirement for Zero-tolerance for visible fecal material entering chiller, and Establishment HAACP plan. I observed Quality Assurance performed a retest for zero tolerance fecal check on the east evisceration line. Performance of this check is part of procedure in plant HACCP plant CCP#1B. Quality Assurance randomly selected ten poultry carcasses from the east evisceration line and inspected them for visible fecal contamination. Quality Assurance observed fecal material on one of the ten randomly selected test carcasses. Quality Assurance immediately took a control action of the east evisceration line by stopping production. I informed (Plant Manager) of the findings. The fecal material on the poultry carcass was located on the inside of neck cavity approximately 19mm in size. The fecal material was greenish in color, semi-solid, thick pasty consistency. Establishment Immediately Corrective Action – “reduced line speed by 10 birds per minutes and two additional checkers were added to the east line”. Establishment immediately corrective ac

Regulation:

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;

417.3(a)(2) The CCP will be under control after the corrective action is taken;

417.3(a)(3) Measures to prevent recurrence are established;

 

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