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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 1 Mar 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At approximately 1508 hours, while performing a retest on a net weight failure at the giblet packing area, I observed approximately a one foot long intestinal track hanging from a poultry carcass on the transfer line at the grading belt area in the Packing Department. I immediately removed the poultry carcass from the transfer line. At close examination, I found two drops of fecal material located on the right upper portion of the wing approximately 1/8 inch and 3/32inches in diameter. The giblet was attached with the one foot long intestine. The fecal material was brownish-green in color with a pasty consistency. I informed (Packing Department Group Leader) of my findings. The poultry carcass was shown to (QA Manager), (Plant Manager), and (Director of QA). The contaminated bird was condemned by management. A review of the plant Post Chill (FPS monitoring) form, dated 03/01/2012, shows the last performed and accepted test at 1244 hours, initialed by. The plant QA technician performed a retest that I monitored at 1518 hours. All product was retained by QA personnel with QA Retained Tags from the last performed Post Chill FPS monitoring at the post chill station by Designated Person at 1244 hours to the retest at 1518 hours by QA. There were two US Retained Tags used to retain product (B40 170377 and B40 170378). There was approximately [redacted] lbs of product involved with this noncompliance. The establishment has identified fecal material to be a hazard in its hazard analysis and controls the hazard with CCP 1B. Fecal material harbors microorganisms and possible pathogens and must be prevented from entering into the chill system. I then performed a HACCP verification procedure for the specific lot (Lot#4) for all CCPs plus the preshipment review. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. FSIS would expect the establishment to have procedures in place to prevent the reoccurrence of contaminated birds from entering the chill system. This document serves as written notification that your failure to prevent the food safety hazard of fecal contamination could result in additional enforcement action as per described in 9 CFR part 500.[newline][newline][newline][newline][newline][newline][newline][newline]

Regulation:

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;

 

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