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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 10 Mar 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Saturday, March 10, 2012, at approximately 0456 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 Tray Pack, there were chicken fat particles, and chicken fat pieces on the direct product contact surface of two roll of films in the 4 ft. by 6 ft. cabinet. There were also roll of films inside the cabinet that were very wet approximately six roll of films. There were chicken fat particles and dirty water on the bottom surface of the 4 ft. by 6 ft. cabinet approximately fifteen to twenty chicken fat particles. I rejected the Film Cabinet with US Rejected/Retained Tag B40 170359 for unsanitary condition. Upon further examination, I observed 5 ft. by 5 ft. cabinet is the same unsanitary condition as the 6 ft. by 4 ft. cabinet, and rejected/retained with US Rejected/Retained Tag B40 170363. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0530 hours, there were chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surfaces of the Drum, Back, Thigh, Breast, and Wings catching bins approximately seven to ten chicken fat particles in each catching bins on the bottom, and sides surfaces. There were chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surfaces on two staginess steel table approximately fifteen to eighteen chicken fat particles covering 2/3 of the tables. I rejected the catching bins, and two tables for unsanitary condition, remained in the area until sanitary condition were restored. I informed (Quality Assurance) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0625 hours, the following was observed; there was an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surface covering an area approximately one inch wide, and six inches long on the transfer belt #1. There were also chicken fat pieces and particles on the direct product contact surface at different location of the entire belts approximately thirty to forty chicken fat pieces and particles on the transfer belts #1 and #2. I rejected the thigh transfer conveyors with US Rejected Tag B40 170359 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Quality Assurance), and (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Tray Pack Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0450 hours for inspection. A check of the plantss SSOP Form (Cut-Up Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0500 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Thigh Deboning Department) shows deficiencies for the Conveyor Belt for dirty and chicken pieces. Direct Product Contact? Yes. Corrective Actions- Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0618 hours for inspection. All noncompliances found were 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.
416.15(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.