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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Mar 2012

Code: 04B04
Violation: 317.2(b), 317.2(c), 317.2(d), 317.2(e)

Citation: At approximately 2300 hours while performing a labeling procedure code in Breast De-boning I noticed the wording on the labels was missing. Boneless from the word boneless breast was missing, Org from the word organic was missing. The words on the left side of the label were missing.I immediately tok regulatory control action and placed U.S.Retained tag No. B39801107 and notified the supervisor. The plant took immediate corrective actions by re-weighing and re-labeling the boxes. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions as described in 9CFR part 500.4. On 01/13/2012 the same incident happened and the corrective actions were "perform checks 1 each half of the shift for 1 week to ensure the label printer is working properly.

Regulation:

317.2(b) Any word, statement, or other information required by this part to appear on the label must be prominently placed thereon with such conspicuousness (as compared with other words, statements, designs, or devices, in the labeling) and in such terms as to render it likely to be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase and use. In order to meet this requirement, such information must appear on the principal display panel except as otherwise permitted in this part. Except as provided in 317.7, all words, statements, and other information required by or under authority of the Act to appear on the label or labeling shall appear appear thereon in the English language: Provided, however, That in the case of products distributed solely in Puerto Rico, Spanish may be substituted for English for all printed matter except the USDA inspection legend.

317.2(c) Labels of all products shall show the following information on the principal display panel (except as otherwise permitted in this part), in accordance with the requirements of this part or, if applicable, part 319 of this subchapter:

317.2(d) The principal display panel shall be the part of a label that is most likely to be displayed, presented, shown, or examined under customary conditions of display for sale. Where packages bear alternate principal display panels, information required to be placed on the principal display panel shall be duplicated on each principal display panel. The principal display panel shall be large enough to accommodate all the mandatory label information required to be placed thereon by this part and part 319 of this subchapter with clarity and conspicuousness and without obscuring of such information by designs or vignettes or crowding. In determining the area of the principal display panel, exclude tops, bottoms, flanges at tops and bottoms of cans, and shoulders and necks of bottles or jars. The principal display panel shall be:

317.2(e) Any descriptive designation used as a product name for a product which has no common or usual name shall clearly and completely identify the product. Product which has been prepared by salting, smoking, drying, cooking, chopping, or otherwise shall be so described on the label unless the name of the product implies, or the manner of packaging shows that the product was subjected to such preparation. The unqualified terms ‘‘meat,’’ ‘‘meat byproduct,’’ ‘‘meat food product,’’ and terms common to the meat industry but not common to consumers such as ‘‘picnic,’’ ‘‘butt,’’ ‘‘cala,’’ ‘‘square,’’ ‘‘loaf,’’ ‘‘spread,’’ ‘‘delight,’’ ‘‘roll,’’ ‘‘plate,’’ ‘‘luncheon,’’ and ‘‘daisy’’ shall not be used as names of a product unless accompanied with terms descriptive of the product or with a list of ingredients, as deemed necessary in any specific case by the Administrator in order to assure that the label will not be false or misleading.

 

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