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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 19 May 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Saturday, May 19, 2012, at approximately 0530 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 Repak Department, there were chicken fat pieces and, particles on the direct product contact surfaces inside the film track, and inside of the cover at the exit area to Repak Thermoformer # 2. There were chicken fat particles on the inside left and right front, and back covers. There was one piece of boneless skinless breast meat approximately 3 inch in length and 2 inch in width in one of the pocket holder in the machine. The chicken fat pieces range from 3mm to 5mm in size. There were approximately thirteen chicken fat pieces involved with this noncompliance. There were chicken fat pieces and, particles on the direct product contact surfaces inside the film track, before the exit cover, and inside of the cover at the exit area to Repak Thermoforner #1. There was one piece of boneless skinless breast meat approximately 5 inch in length and 2 inch in width in one of the pocket holder in the machine. There were approximately five to six chicken pieces in the right back pocket holder ranging from 4mm to 6mm in size. There were approximately sixteen chicken fat pieces involved with this noncompliance. I rejected Repak Thermoformers #1 and 2 with US Rejected Tag B39 133587 for unsanitary conditions. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Repak Department) shows deficiencies for the Repak Thermoformer #1 for meat in machine. Direct Product Contact? Yes. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0455 hours for inspection on 5-19-2012. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of all noncompliances. All noncompliances found were from previous day's operation. 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.
416.4(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.