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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 16 May 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at approximately 0445 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, Unit # 12 (Trussing Kickouts, and Trussing Area) there were heavily beads of condensation over the product zone area in the Unit # 12 there were five chicken fat pieces ranging in size from 1/8 inch to approximately 1/4 inches on the direct product contact surface covering an approximately two to three feet area on the incline conveyor belt. There was also black grease marking on the incline conveyor belt ranging in side from 1/4 inch to approximately 1/2 inches in size. I rejected the two conveyor belts for unsanitary condition. I also observed two other Stainless Steel tanks with chicken fat particles on the inside surface on the tanks; the tanks had no identified marking, and the chicken fat particles were approximately ten to fifteen in each tank. I rejected the two stainless Steel Tanks for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at approximately 0530 hours, the following was observed: there heavily beads of condensation over the product zone area. The [redacted] machine had chicken fat accumulation on the upper portion of the black rubber seal from end to end. I also observed chicken fat particle on the upper framework of the [redacted] Machine. I rejected the [redacted] Machine with US Rejected Tag B40 170372 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0554 hours, the following was observed: there were chicken fat particles and black specks on the direct product contact surface of the leg, thigh, and back conveyor belts. There were approximately ten to fifteen chicken fat particles, and black specks in total on each of the conveyor belt. I rejected the Leg, Thigh, and Back conveyor belts with US Rejected Tag B40 170325 for unsanitary conditions. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of all noncompliances. All noncompliances were from the previous day's operation. A check of the plant's SSOP Forms (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0415 for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Forms (Thigh Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliances. The department was released at 0427 hours for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Forms (Cut-Up Department) shows no deficiencies for above noncompliances. The department was released at 0519 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.
416.2(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.