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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jan 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0525 hrs., after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the following noncompliance's while performing pre-operation sanitation. In the cut-up department I observed pieces of fat and chicken meat various sizes, under the product conveyor on the metal frame and on the side of the frame and an orange discoloration stain in the conveyor. Also a rusty motor above the product conveyor. Product residue build up on the direct product contact surface of the thigh skinner chutes. Overspray of chicken particles and blood clots on top of the turn wheel. I immediately notified the sanitation manager of the above noncompliance's and all noncompliance's were immediately cleaned in my presence. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the cut-up department, the thigh skinner was rejected for fat pieces and was documented as recleaned and sanitized. The department was released for USDA inspection at 0505. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500.
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(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.