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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Mar 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(e)(3)
Citation: At approximately 0454 hours, while performing a verification procedure in the Live Receiving/New York Room for Humane Handling, the following was observed: while walking through the New York room, I observed water dripping from an overhead dirty pipe on to the product contact surface of the Rehang Conveyor. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the New York Room by informing Horacio Bazan (Live Receiving Supervisor) to stop production. I rejected the Rehang Conveyor with US Rejected Tag B40 170356 for unsanitary condition. This noncompliance found was direct product contact surface. After sanitary conditions have been restored, the process was under control, I relinquished the regulatory control actions on the Rehang Conveyor at approximately 0458 hours. I informed (1st Processing Superintendent) of my observation. There was no product involve at this time. A check of the plant's SSOP Form Live Receiving/New York Room Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 2315 hours for inspection March 28, 2012. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record (Live Receiving/New York Room), I found no entry documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500.[newline] [newline]At approximately 1040 hours, while walking through the Packing Department, I observed water drops dripping on the floor in a puddle of dirty water. At close examination, I observed water (redness in color) dripping from the ceiling and wall behind the product box track at the Saw area. The water was dripping from three (3) different locations. I informed (2nd Processing Superintendent) and (1st Processing Superintendent) of my observation. After reviewing the plant's Operational Sanitation record and GMP Monitor's record for Packing Department, I found no entries documented prior to my observation of the noncompliance. There was no product involve with this noncompliance. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement could result in additional enforcement action described in 9 CFR part 500.[newline]
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(e)(3) Prevent adulteration of product, water supplies, equipment, and utensils and prevent the creation of insanitary conditions throughout the establishment;