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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Mar 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 0435 hrs, after the plants pre-operational sanitation and prior to the start of operations, I observed the following noncompliance's while performing pre-operational sanitation. In the chiller department I observed fat and product residue accumulation approximately 1" located in between the white plastic Teflon guides under the bird unloader conveyor. And also a black UFM mark on the top of the conveyor approximately 1"-2" in diameter.  I immediately rejected the bird unloader conveyor with U.S. tag #B39801142 and notified the sanitation manager of the noncompliance. After a review of the plants SSOP records the bird unloader was documented as acceptable and the department was released at 2249 hrs.[newline]At approximately 0515 hrs, while continuing my inspection of the thigh deboning department I observed numerous pieces of chicken meat and fat, various sizes on the direct product contact surface of the thigh conveyor belt. And also a greasy residue accumulation on the numerous white boards for the conveyor belt. I immediately rejected the white thigh conveyor belt and boards with U.S. tag #B39801141 and notified of the noncompliance. After a review of the plants SSOP records for the thigh deboning department, the thigh conveyor belt was documented as rejected for meat pieces. The plant documented that the conveyor was recleaned and sanitized and released for USDA inspection at 0503 hrs. This document serves as a written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action 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.


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