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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 Apr 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at approximately 0411 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 Live Receiving Department, Unit # 9(Picker #3) there were accumulations of white residue on approximately twenty to twenty-five picker fingers along with small and large feathers. Upon further examination, there were accumulations of white residue on approximately twenty to twenty-five picker fingers from the previous day's operation inside Unit # 8 (Picker #2).. Unit #16 (Head Puller East, Oil Sac cutter East, Spray Cabinet West, Head Puller West, Hand Wash Sink) there was water dripping from a overhead white dirty pipe onto the East Shackle Line.  I rejected the white pipe with US Rejected Tag B40 170353 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations.  While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0449 hours, there were molds (black in color) on the caulking above the transfer belt to the grading belt covering an area approximately three feet long, and two feet wide. There were two white overhead pipes behind the grading belt dripping water (Whole Poultry Carcasses are placed in plastic bins at this location). I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0503 hours, the following was observed; there was an accumulation of grease on the direct product contact surface covering the entire incline conveyor belt. There were also chicken fat particles on the incline conveyor belt approximately five to seven chicken fat particles. There were chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surface at different location of the entire belts approximately twenty to thirty chicken fat particles on the transfer belts from the previous day's operation. I rejected the thigh incline conveyor, and transfer conveyors with US Rejected Tag B40 170340 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Director of Quality Assurance), and (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0536 hours, the following was observed; there were chicken fat pieces, and particles on the direct product contact surfaces of the four kick out whole bird chutes in the Cut-Up Cooler from the previous day's operation. There were chicken fat pieces, and particles, and dirty water inside surface of the shackles drip pan from the previous day's operation from end to end. The whole bird chutes had approximately fifteen to twenty chicken fat pieces and particles range from 1/8 inch to 5/16 inches in size on each chutes.  There were also large and small chicken feathers on the whole bird chutes. The shackle drip pan had chicken fat pieces, particles, and feathers approximately forty to fifty ranging from 1/8 inch to 3/8 inches in size. I rejected the Cut-Up Cooler with US Rejected Tag B40 170339 for unsanitary condition. I informed (Director of Quality Assurance), and (Sanitation Manager) of my observation.  A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1106 hours for inspection on 4/16/2012. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Thigh Department) shows deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The conveyor belt was rejected for greasy.  Direct

Regulation:

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.

416.2(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.

416.4(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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