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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 6 Mar 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Tuesday, March 06, 2012 at approximately 0421 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 Evisceration Department, Unit # 13 (USDA bird selector, USDA Inspector Station# 3 East Line, and Reprocessing Station) there was an accumulation of white residue inside a lung gun covering approximately 1 inch of the inside surface from the previous day's operation. I rejected the Lung Gun for unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. While continuing my inspection in the Main Chiller Department at approximately 0509 hours, Unit # 4 (Bird Unloader, [redacted] Dip Tank, and [redacted] Transfer Belt) there were numerous chicken fat pieces ranging in size from 1/8 inch to approximately 5/8 inches on the direct product contact surface of the [redacted] Transfer Belts at fifteen to twenty different locations over the entire belt. There were chicken fat pieces ranging in size from 1/8 inch to approximately 1/2 inches on the direct product contact surface of the transfer belt chute at nine different locations. There was also UMF's (Unidentified Foreign Material) on one divider to the transfer conveyor belt covering the entire divider. I rejected the [redacted] Transfer Conveyor Belts with US Rejected Tag B40 170381 for unsanitary condition. On Unit # 12 (Trussing Kickouts, and Trussing Area) there was an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surface of the transfer conveyor belt covering the entire belt. There were chicken fat pieces ranging in size from 1/8 inch to approximately 1/4 inches on the direct product contact surface covering an approximately two to three foot area on the incline conveyor belt. I rejected the two conveyor belts with US Rejected B40 170382 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0534 hours, the following was observed: there were numerous chicken fat particles and black specks on the direct product contact surfaces of the transfer belts, and cutting boards. There were approximately six to eight cutting boards with chicken fat particles and black specks. There were chicken fat particles on eight to ten different locations over the entire belt. I rejected the Trim Table with US Rejected Tag B40 170383 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0618 hours, the following was observed: there were chicken fat particles and black specks on the direct product contact surface of the wing conveyor belt. There was black grease marking on the entire white center divider board from end to end. I rejected the Wing Conveyor belt with US Rejected Tag B40 170380 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at approximately 0658 hours, there were numerous chicken fat pieces on the direct product contact surface of the upper transfer conveyor belt, ranging in size from 1/8 inch to 5/8 inches, covering an approximately three to four foot area. There was an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surface of the upper trim transfer conveyor belt, covering the entire belt. There were also chicken fat pieces on the trim transfer conveyor belt more than ten pieces ranging from 1/8 inch to 5/8 inches in size. I rejected the Upper Transfer conveyor belts for unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Sanitation Manag

Regulation:

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

416.15(b) Corrective actions include procedures to ensure appropriate disposition of product(s) that may be contaminated, restore sanitary conditions, and prevent the recurrence of direct contamination or adulteration of product( s), including appropriate reevaluation and modification of the Sanitation SOP’s and the procedures specified therein or appropriate improvements in the execution of the Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein.

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.

 

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