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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Feb 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: At approximately 0420 hrs., after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the following noncompliances while performing pre-operational sanitation. In the evisceration department I observed a brown residue build up on the metal shackle pendants and on multipleblack shackles for both the east and west lines. I immediately rejected the evisceration lines with U.S. tag #B40170495 and notified the sanitation manager of the noncompliance. I also observed chicken fat on an overhead metal frame in the finalwash cabinet. I notified and he immediately cleaned and sanitized the unit in my presence. In the chiller department I observed black grease build up on the overhead rails, after the turn wheels leading back into the evisceration department.I immediatelynotified of the noncompliance. At approximately 0510 hrs. I reinspected the shackle pendants and shackles and found them acceptable and released the department for operations to begin. After a review of the plants SSOP records the evisceration shackles were documented as acceptable and thedepartment was released at 0253 hrs. While reviewing the SSOP records for Live receiving I observed that the live hang room was documented as rejected and checked as a direct product contact surface. When I reviewed the plants corrective actions the records stated that the direct product contact surface was cleaned but was not documented as sanitized. I notified QA of the noncompliance. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements 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.
416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment’s Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP’s, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(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.
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.