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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Mar 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Friday, March 9, 2012, at approximately 0415 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 #4 (Scalder Tank) there were an accumulation of UFM's (Unidentifiable Foreign Material's), feed, and feathers throughout the scalder from the previous day's operation. The water was cloudily in color. The UFM's and feed were on the bottom surface covering 2/3 of the scalder tank. I rejected the Scalder with US Rejected Tag B40 170365 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor), and (Quality Assurance Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0522 hours, the following were observed; there was an accumulation of chicken fat pieces inside of the product contact surface on the incline conveyor belt. The chicken fat pieces range from 1/8 inch to 2 inch in diameter covering the entire belt on the inside surface. There were chicken fat pieces on both of the turning wheels to the incline conveyor belt approximately fifteen to twenty fat pieces covering both turning wheels ranging from 1/8 inch to 1 inch in diameter. There were chicken fat particles on the inside/outside framework to the incline conveyor belt approximately ten to fifteen chicken fat particles. I rejected the Incline Conveyor Belt with US Rejected Tag B40 170364 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor), and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1153 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Thigh Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0515 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.
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.