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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Apr 2012
Citation: At approximately 0800 while observing the salvage chill procedure the following noncompliance was found: Lot 5 salvage tank had been released (according to CCP#4 records) and plant employees were removing product from the tank and packing it. Using the QA thermometer the following items from the tank were checked: three pieces of breast were temped at 67F, 63F, 60F and three pieces of drums were temped at 57F, 59F, and 63F. Additionally the items were warm to the touch although ice was still present in the tank indicating that all the product in the tank had yet to reach 40F. (QA Manager) was notified and a QA retain tag was placed on the product.
381.66(b) General chilling requirements, except for ratites. (1) All poultry that is slaughtered and eviscerated in the official establishment shall be chilled immediately after processing so that the internal temperature is reduced to 40 °F. or less, as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section unless such poultry is to be frozen or cooked immediately at the official establishment. Eviscerated poultry to be shipped from the establishment in packaged form shall be maintained at 40 °F. or less, except that during further processing and packaging operations, the internal temperature may rise to a maximum of 55 °F.: Provided, That immediately after packaging, the poultry is placed under refrigeration at a temperature that will promptly lower the internal temperature of the product to 40 °F. or less, or the poultry is placed in a freezer. Poultry which is to be held at the plant in packaged form in excess of 24 hours shall be held in a room at a temperature of 36 °F. or less.