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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Feb 2012

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

Citation: On Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at approximately 0439 hours, after the plant’s pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA. I performed a pre-op sanitation procedure and observed the following noncompliances: In the Main Chiller Department, Unit # 3 Bird Unloader) there were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface of the bird unloader belt, and drop chutefrom the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. I rejected the Bird Unloader with US Rejected Tag B40 170375 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0607 hours, there were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surface of multiple breast cones at Breast cone Lines [redacted] and [redacted] from the previous day’s operation too numerous to count. I rejected the Breast Cone Line [redacted] and [redacted] or unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. A check of the plant’s SSOP’s Form (Chiller Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1033 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 0358 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.

416.4(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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 24 Feb 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 21 Feb 2012

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