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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 18 May 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Friday, May 18, 2012 at approximately 0420 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 Evisceration Department, Unit # 20 (Gizzard Table) there were rust in color on the direct product contact surfaces of the two gizzard peelers (Rubbing the peelers with my hand left a yellowish brown in color stain). I rejected the Gizzard Table with US Rejected Tag B40 170318 for unsanitary condition. While continuing my inspection in the Tray Pack Department at approximately 0500 hours, the following was observed: there an accumulation of chicken fat particles, and dust on the top surfaces of the four overhead light covers at Tray Pack Belt #1 over the product zone area. There were chicken fat pieces, and particles on the direct product contact surface of Tray Packet Belt #2. The chicken fat pieces range from 3mm to 7mm in size. There were approximately eight to ten chicken fat pieces on the product surface of the belt at different locations. There were six to eight chicken fat particles before the C-turn area. I rejected the Tray Pack Belt #2 with US Rejected Tag B40 170319 for unsanitary conditions. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0533 hours, the following was observed: there were chicken fat particles and black specks on the direct product contact surface of the wing conveyor belt. There were approximately thirteen to sixteen chicken fat particles, and black specks in total on each of the conveyor belt. I rejected the wing conveyor belt for unsanitary conditions, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of all noncompliances. All noncompliances were from the previous day's operation. A check of the plant's SSOP Forms (Evisceration Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0140 for inspection. A check of the plant's SSOP Forms (Tray Pack 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 0518 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.
416.4(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.