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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 25 Jan 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.1, 416.13(c), 416.16(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at approximately 0440 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 Tray Pack Department; There were chicken fat particles of various sizes inside the links on the direct product contact surface to Tray Belt #2, and inside/outside framework to from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count.. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface to Tray Belt # 1, and white grease buildup on the belt at different location from the previous day’s operation. I also observed chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surface’s of three stainless steel table from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. I rejected Tray Belt #1, Tray Belt # 2, and the three tables with US Rejected Tag B40 1704392 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning at approximately 0457 hours, the following were observed; there were black specks of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces of the two thigh transfer conveyors from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. I rejected the Thigh Transfer Conveyors with US Rejected Tag B40 170391 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast/Repack Department’s at approximately 0543 hours, the following was observed; there were black specks of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces on the two Breast Trim Conveyors from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface’s inside the film track, and inside of cover at the exit area to Repack Thermoformed # 2 from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface’s to the film track, and inside side’s surface from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. I rejected the Breast Trim Conveyors, [redacted] #1, and [redacted] #2 for unsanitary conditions. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0554 hours, the following was observed; there were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface to Rajang Table #2. There were also chicken fat of various sizes inside the shackle rail above [redacted] Table #2 to Drum Conveyor which are direct product zone area. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface on the wing blade, and wing conveyor from the previous day’s operation. There were also chicken fat particles on the wing and back motor mount from previous day’s operation. All noncompliances in the Cut-Up Department were 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 (Tray Pack Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0420 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 0414 hours f

Regulation:

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.16(a) Each official establishment shall maintain daily records sufficient to document the implementation and monitoring of the Sanitation SOP’s and any corrective actions taken. The establishment employee(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s as being responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the procedure(s) specified in the Sanitation SOP’s shall authenticate these records with his or her initials and the date.

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.

 

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