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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 15 Feb 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0857hours, while walking through the WB (Whole Birds) cooler area, I observed black speck UFM’s (Unidentifiable Foreign Material’s) in a red plastic tank of ice at the ice chute location. At close examination, I observed black and gray (UFM’s) specks inside of ice chips in the tank of ice. I immediately rejected the ice chute, and tank of ice with US Rejected/Retained Tag B40 170394. I informed (Packing Supervisor) of my regulatory control action. After reviewing the plant’s Operational Sanitation records and GMP Monitor’s records, I found no entries documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. All ice involve were condemned by Plant Management. This noncompliance found was direct product contact. The ice was rejected before product was involved. After sanitary conditions have been restored, the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the Ice Chute at approximately 1003 hours. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This is a failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.4(d), as well as 9 CFR 416.13c. 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. At approximately 1044 hours, while walking through the Packing Department, I observed a chicken wing, and a chicken thigh on the floor in a puddle of dirty water. At close examination, I observed water (redness in color) dripping from the ceiling and wall behind the product box track at the Saw area. The water was dripping from five (5) different locations. I informed (Packing Supervisor) and (SCSI) of my observation. After reviewing the plant’s Operational Sanitation record and GMP Monitor’s record for Packing Department, I found no entries documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. All product involve were condemned by Plant Management. The noncompliance involves direct product contamination. 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.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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. (b)
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.