Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 13 Apr 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(e)(3), 416.2(h)(1)
Citation: At approximately 0930 hours, I observed the following in the women's bathroom downstairs in the employee locker room; there was water on the floor around the toilet in the first stall covering an area approximately six feet long, and four feet wide in diameter. Upon further examination, I observed a crack in the bottom of the toilet. Also one of the stalls was closed off with caution tape with words that stated, "Out of Order". There was 3 pieces of fat inside of one of the stalls. Two pieces were 1inch long and 1/4 inch wide. The other one was 1 1/4 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. There were pieces of fat on the wall where employees hang their production coats approximately ten to thirteen pieces of fats ranging from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inches in size. I tagged the one bathroom stall with USDA reject tag# B40 170484. Also I tagged the wall with tag#B40 170483. At approximately 1000 hours, I observed the women's bathroom in the evisceration Department the following: a foul odor, paper towels on the floor and one of the toilets was filled up with paper towels. I tagged the bathroom with USDA reject#B40 170481. I then notified , and of my observation. The Establishment SSOP Book under Non-Production Facilities (Cafeterias, Restrooms, Lockers): states "Walls in non-production facilities will be cleaned once per month or as needed." Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance.
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)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product 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;
416.2(h)(1) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.