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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Mar 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Wednesday, March 07, 2012 at approximately 0447 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 Chiller Department, Unit # 5 (West [redacted] Cabinet, East [redacted] Cabinet, Mixing Cabinet, and Scale) there were black in color grease accumulation on East and West shackles guide bars covering an area approximately five foot long before the [redacted] Cabinets entrance. There were chicken fat pieces on the guide bars exiting the [redacted] Cabinets approximately four to five pieces ranging from 1/4 inch to 3/8 inches in size after the [redacted] Cabinets from the previous day's operation. I rejected the East and West guide bars for unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. Unit # 6 (East/West Bird Unloader, and Bird Unloader Conveyor) there were numerous black and brown specks on the direct product contact surface of the Bird Unloader conveyor from the previous day's operation. There were chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surface of the Bird Unloader approximately fifteen particles on the conveyor. There were chicken fat pieces on the direct product contact surface of the Bird Unloader chute from the previous day's operation. There was one chicken fat piece between the conveyor and chute approximately 1 inch in size. There were chicken fat pieces on the chute approximately four to five ranging from 1/8 inch to 5/32 inches. There was an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surface of the West Unloader covering an area approximately 3 inch wide, and 1 1/2 foot long. I rejected the Bird Unloader, and conveyor with US Rejected Tag B40 170362 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Scalder, Main Chiller, and Red Water Chiller Department) show no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0320 hours for inspection. All noncompliances found was from previous day's operation. There was no product involved at this time. 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.
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.
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.