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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 May 2012

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

Citation: On Friday, May 04, 2012, at approximately 0413 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 Live Receiving Departments; Unit # 5 (Scalder Tank), there were an 1/4 inch thick residue (brownish-black in color) on the upper portion of the inside tank surface underneath both turning wheel to the shackle rail covering an area of approximately 1 1/2 ft. in length, and 1 ft. width  on the east side of the scalder tank from the previous day's operation. I rejected the east side of the scalder tank for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 0426 hours, the following was observed; Unit # 25 (Neck Tray to pump, Neck Cutter/Skinner (west line), Neck Cutter/skinner (east line), spray Cabinet (east line)), there was an 1/8 thick residue (yellowish-brown in color) on the direct product contact surface at the entrance area to the west skinner peeler covering an area approximately 2 inch by 2 inch from the previous day's operation.  I rejected the West Skinner for unsanitary condition. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation.  While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0446 hours, the follow were observed, Unit #:11 (Gizzard, Heart, Liver, Neck Chillers, Scale, Table), there were heavily beads of condensation over the product zone area in the Unit # 11. There were molds (black in color) on the caulking/ceiling tiles between the Neck Chiller and Gizzard, Heart, and Liver Chillers covering an area of approximately 6 ft by 6 ft. Unit # 13 (Injector, Metal Detector [redacted], Machines #1 and #2, Empty box and Full box conveyors), there were four forty pound empty boxes on the empty box track with water droplets from the previous day's operation. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observations. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Department at approximately 0511 hours, there were chicken fat pieces, and particles on the direct product contact surface of the incline conveyor belt for the previous day's operation.  The chicken fat pieces were approximately 1/8 inch to 5/32 inch in diameter. There were approximately seven chicken fat pieces, and five chicken fat particles on the incline conveyor belt. I rejected the incline conveyor belt for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of my observation. While continuing my inspection in the Repak Department at approximately 0549 hours, there were chicken fat pieces and, particles on the direct product contact surfaces inside the film track, and inside of cover at the exit area to Repak Thermoformed # 2 from the previous day's operation. There were also chicken fat particles on the two large covers to the Repak Thermoformed #2. The chicken fat pieces range from 1/8 inch to 5/8 inch in diameter. There were approximately thirty chicken fat pieces involved with this noncompliance. I rejected Repak Thermoformed # 2 with US Rejected Tag B40 170327 for unsanitary conditions.  A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1134 hours for inspection on 5-3-2012.  A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 1158 hours for inspection on 5-

Regulation:

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

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(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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