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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 31 Mar 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Saturday, March 31, 2012 at approximately 0502 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 Department, after removing my lockers from the equipment, I observed two plant's employees bring Tray Pack Racks into the department with dirty plastic bag inside one of the rack. At close examination, I observed pieces of chicken fat dried inside of the tray pack racks, and chicken fat overspray on sixteen to eighteen racks from the previous day's operation. The chicken fat pieces were 1/8 inch to 1/4 inches in sizes. I rejected the four racks of Tray Pack Racks with US Rejected Tag B40 170359 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Thin Slicers Department at approximately 0432 hours, there were chicken fat pieces on the direct product contact surface of the Thin Slice Machine #1 from the previous day's operation. There were approximately eight to ten chicken fat pieces on the blue roller ranging from 1/8 inch to 3/8 inches in size. There were approximately four to six chicken fat pieces on the inside surface of the right entrance side frame ranging from 1/8 inch to 3/16 inches in size. There were approximately eight to ten chicken fat pieces on the cover ranging from 1/8 inch to 3/8 inches in size. There were approximately ten to thirteen chicken fat pieces on the lower framework at the exit location ranging from 1/8 inch to 5/16 inches in size. I rejected Thin Slicer Machine #1 with US Rejected Tag B40 170361 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) and (Quality Assurance) 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 0458 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Thin Slicers Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0610 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.