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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Feb 2012

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

Citation: On Thursday, February 9, 2012, at approximately 0433 hours, after the plant's pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA, I performed a Pre-Op SSOP Review and Observation procedure and observed the following noncompliance's: In the Packing Department, there were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces of three red plastic bins, and two stainless steel bins at Unit#41 (Combo Bin Area) from the previous day's operation. I rejected the three red plastic bins, and two stainless steel bins for unsanitary condition. I remained in the area until sanitary conditions were restored. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0452 hours, I observed a white in color UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's) buildup on the direct product contact surfaces of the entire two transfer conveyor belts (UFM's felt greasy to the touch) from the previous day's operation. I rejected the two transfer conveyor belts with US Rejected Tag B40 170384 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. The unsanitary condition of the two transfer conveyor belts was shown to SCSI While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0602 hours, there were chicken fat particles, and chicken bone fragment of various sizes on the direct product contact surface of the breast conveyor belt from the previous day's operation. There were also chicken fat particles on the inside framework to the breast conveyor belt from the previous day's operation too numerous to count. There were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces of the front halves conveyor belt, and wing conveyor belt from the previous day's operation. I rejected the breast, front halves, and wing conveyor belts with US Rejected Tag B40 170399 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Sanitation Manager) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0352 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Thigh Deboning Department) shows deficiencies for the conveyor belt for meat pieces. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0418 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP's Form (Cut-Up Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0352 hours for inspection. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action 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.

416.4(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.

 

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