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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 24 Feb 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.1, 416.13(c), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Friday, February 24, 2012 at approximately 0408 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 Live Receiving Department, Unit # 6 (Blood Room) there were rust buildup on the ceiling (Stainless Steel), and support beans at the entrance area, There were rust buildup on the ceiling, and support beans at the turning wheels location from previous day’s operation. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 0421hours, there were rust in color buildup on the shackle holders, and upper portion of the shackles at multiple locations too numerous to count on the east evisceration shackle line from the previous day’s operation. I informed (Sanitation Manager) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0448 hours, there chicken fat particles of various sizes and grease buildup on the direct product contact surface of the incline conveyor from the previous day’s operation. I rejected the Incline Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B40 170371 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Tray Pack Department at approximately 0507 hours, there chicken fat pieces of various sizes on eight to ten employees crate stands inside of the crate stand holder. There were chicken pieces of various sizes underneath the crate stand holder from previous day’s operation. I rejected the employee crate stands, holder, and floor for unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0529 hours, there were chicken fat particles of various sizes on the direct product contact surfaces of two breast catching bin too numerous to count from the previous day’s operation. I rejected the two breast catching bins with US Rejected Tag B40 170373 for unsanitary condition. A check of the plant’s SSOP’s Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1210 hours for inspection. A check of the plant’s SSOP’s Form (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 1258 hours for inspection. The department was released at 1210 hours for inspection. A check of the plant’s SSOP’s Form (Thigh Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0415 hours for inspection. A check of the plant’s SSOP’s Form (Tray Pack Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0455 hours for inspection. A check of the plant’s SSOP’s Form (Cut-Up Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0509 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:

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product 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.

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.

 

Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 27 Feb 2012
Previous Report: USDA Inspection Report: 22 Feb 2012

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