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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 5 Apr 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.4(a)
Citation: On Wednesday, April 5, 2012 at approximately 0441 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 Packing Department, there were product residue accumulations on both of the [redacted] Machine location near the Injector Machine. The upper portion of the sealer (black rubber guide) had a white-brownish pasty product residue from end to end on each of the [redacted] Machines. I rejected the two [redacted] Machines with US Rejected Tag B40 170349 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0502 hours, the following was observed; there was an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surface of the thigh transfer conveyor, and incline conveyor from the previous day's operation. The entire two conveyors had an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surfaces. I rejected the thigh transfer conveyor, and incline conveyor with US Rejected Tag B40 170350 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0603 hours, there were black specks, and chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surface of the Drum, Thigh, Front Halves, Breasts, and Wings Conveyor Belts from the previous day's operation. There were approximately fifteen to seventeen black specks on each of the conveyor belts from end to end. There were approximately fifteen to seventeen chicken fat particles on the inside links to the Front Halves, Breast, and Wings Conveyors Belts. There were approximately eight to ten chicken fat particles on the inside links to Drum, and Thigh Conveyor Belts. I informed (Sanitation Supervisor) and (Quality Assurance) of my observation. After sanitary conditions were restored, I relinquished the regulatory control on the conveyor belts at approximately 0712 hours. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Thigh Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0457 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Cut-Up Department) shows deficiencies for Brest Belt with black specks. Direct Product Contact? Yes. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0524 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliance. The department was released at 0408 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.
416.15(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.