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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 Apr 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Wednesday, 4 April 2012, at approximately 0433 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 noncompliance: In the Chiller/Packing Departments; Unit # 6 (East/West Bird Unloader, Bird Unloader Conveyor), there were product residue (yellowish-brown in color) on the direct product contact inside surfaces of eight screw holes on the East Unloader Guide Bar, and six screw holes on the West Unloader Guide Bar from the previous day's operation. The screw holes are approximately 5/16 inch in diameter, and 5/32 inch in-depth half fill with product residue. There were accumulations of grease around the entire surfaces on the support bars to the East/West Bird Unloaders from the previous day's operation. I rejected the East/West Bird Unloader with US Rejected Tag B40 170347 for unsanitary condition.  Unit # 17 (Overhead Conveyor), there were approximately forty to fifty chicken fat pieces on the track, support frame, and top surface of the stainless steel cover from the previous day's operation. The chicken fat pieces were in a range from 1/8 inch to 5/16 inches in size covering approximately four feet of the overhead conveyor. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Breast/Repak Departments at approximately 0433 hours, the following was observed; there were condensation over the product zone area in the Breast/Repak Departments.  There were black specks on the direct product contact surface of two repak thermoformer pocket guides that was stacked on a table near the Repak Machine #2. There were approximately fifteen black specks on the thermoformer pocket guide on the left, and approximately twenty black specks on the thermoformer pocket guide on the right. I rejected the Breast/Repak Departments, and two thermoformer pocket guides for unsanitary condition.  I informed (Sanitation Manager), and (Quality Assurance) of my observations. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Chiller Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0230 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0354 hours for inspection.  A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Breast Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0514 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Repak Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0521 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.

Regulation:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(d) Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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.

 

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