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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Jan 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At approximately 1501 hours, while performing a Poultry Zero Tolerance Verification check on the west evisceration line at the Pre-chill Station, the performance of this check is part of visible fecal material entering the chiller. I randomly selected ten poultry carcasses from the west evisceration line and inspected then 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 west evisceration line by stopping production. The fecal material on the poultry carcass was location on the inside areaof the right kidney approximately 3mm in size. The fecal material was greenish in color, semi-solid, pasty consistency. This is a failure for zero tolerance of visible fecal material and a failure of CCP 1B of the plants HACCP plan. (1st Processing Superintendent) and (Quality Assurance) were informed of my finding. The poultry carcass was shown to (Director of QA). The affected carcass was taken to the reprocessing station to be reworked. After the establishment implemented immediately corrective action in according with the regulatory requirement of 9 CFR 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 1B 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 harbons 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#5) 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.Continued failure to comply;y with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500.

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;

 

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