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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Feb 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at approximately 0425 hours, after the plants pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA; I performed a pre-op sanitation procedure and observed the following noncompliances: In the Evisceration Department, There was paint peeling off the base of an overhead light cover at the East Venter Machine location. There was a broken light cover between the West Opener and West Eviscerator. Unit # 7 (East Opener) there was yellow residue buildup on the direct product contact surface of six carcass body lifters from the previous day's operation. Unit # 26 (East Cropper) there was a light brown residue buildup on the direct product contact surface of five probes from the previous day's operation. I rejected the East Opener and East Cropper with US Rejected Tag B40 170385 for unsanitary. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0453 hours, there were chicken fat particles of various sizes floating inside the from the previous day's operation too numerous to count. I rejected the with US Rejected Tag B40 170386 for unsanitary. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Tray Pack Department at approximately 0506 hours, there were chicken fat particles of various sizes inside the links on the direct product contact surface to Tray Belt #1, and inside/outside frameworkfrom the previous day's operation too numerous to count. I rejected Tray Belt #1 for unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) and Jason Rein bold (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast/Repack Departments at approximately 0557 hours, the following was observed; There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces of the film rollers, and inside of the three top shields to Repack Thermoformed # 2 from the previous days operation too numerous to count. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the framework too numerous to count from the previous days operation. I rejected the Repack Thermoformed #2 for unsanitary conditions. 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 (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0145 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0348 hours for inspection. A check of the plants SSOP's Form (Tray Pack Department) shows deficiencies for fat pieces on belt to Tray Belt #1. Corrective Actions- Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0452 hours for inspection. A check of the plants SSOP's Form (Repak Department) shows deficiencies for meat on the top shields to Repak #2. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0535 hours for inspection. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. Continued 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.

416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein.

416.2(c) Light. Lighting of good quality and sufficient intensity to ensure that sanitary conditions are maintained and that product is not adulterated must be provided in areas where food is processed, handled, stored, or examined; where equipment and utensils are cleaned; and in hand-washing areas, dressing and locker rooms, and toilets.

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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