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B.C. Natural Chicken
Address: 2609 U.S. Rt 22, Fredricksburg, PA 17026
Establishment No.: p493
USDA Inspection Report: 29 May 2012
Violation: 416.1, 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On Tuesday May 29, 2012, at approximately 0411 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 Department, Unit#7 (Picker #1) there were chicken feathers on the right inside surface of picker fingers, and side surface from previous day's operation. There were chicken feathers inside the drip pan, and floor at Picker #1. There were approximately fifteen to twenty chicken feathers on the inside surface. There were approximately twenty to thirty chicken feathers inside the drip pan, and floor. There were heavily beaded of condensation on the ceiling, and pipes over the Unit #13 (Conveyor #1 Rehang, Conveyor #2 Rehang, Spray Cabinet East), Unit #15 (Foot Unloader, Foot Unloader Belt, Oil Sac Cutter West, and Unit #16 (Head Puller East, Oil Sac Cutter East, Spray Cabinet West, Head Puller West, Hand wash sink). I rejected Unit #7, Unit #13, Unit #15, and Unit #16 for unsanitary condition, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored. While continuing my inspection in the Chiller Department at approximately 0441 hours, the following was observed; Unit # 1 (Chiller Tank Entrance), and Unit #3 (Chiller Tank Exit) there were an accumulation of white and black UFM’s (Unidentified Foreign Material) pieces and, particles floating inside of the water which creative a unsanitary condition. The accumulation of UFM’s range from 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch in size. There were black and white accumulations of UFM’s inside of the air hoses to the Chiller. There were approximately seven air hoses with UFM’s. I rejected the Chiller with US Rejected Tag B40 170303 for unsanitary conditions. While continuing my inspection in the Tray Pack Department at approximately 0550 hours, the following was observed; there was beaded of condensation dripping on the direct product contact surface of Ossid #1 transfer belt, and product zone area. There were approximately fifteen product box lids on the box track. I rejected the Tray Pack Department for condensation, and box lids on the box track. I remained in the area until sanitary conditions were restored. While continuing my inspection in the Cut-Up Department at approximately 0625 hours, the following was observed; there were green in color mold inside of five to seven overhead light covers covering an area of approximately 4 inch in length and, 3 inch in width. The wall left of the entrance to stairway to the box room had dried chicken fat pieces. The chicken fat pieces range from 1/8 inch to 1//2 inch in size at approximately ten to thirteen pieces. There were also dried chicken fat pieces on the ceiling tiles location at the two front halves cutter machines. The chicken fat pieces range from 1/4 inch to 5/8 inch in size at approximately thirteen to fifteen pieces. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Live Receiving Department) shows deficiencies for the Unit #7 (Picker #1) for feathers. Direct Product Contact? Yes. Corrective Actions - Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0230 hours for inspection on 5-29-2012. A check of the plant's SSOP Form (Scalder, Main Chiller,and Red Water Chiller Departments) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0210 hours for inspection on 5-29-2012. A check of the plant’s SSOP Form (Tray Pack Department) shows deficiencies for condensation. Direct Product Contact? No. Correctiv
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
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(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.