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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jun 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At approximately 0637 hours, while performing a Finished Product Standards (Processing/Trims Nonconformance) Test  at the Pre-chill Station) on the West Evisceration Line, I randomly selected ten poultry carcasses from the west evisceration line and inspected them for Processing/Trims Nonconformance. I observed fecal material on one of the ten randomly selected test carcasses. I immediately took a regulatory control action on the west evisceration line by stopping production. The fecal material on the poultry carcass was located on the outside of the left wing at approximately 1 inch from the wing joint. The fecal material was brownish in color, semi-solid, pasty consistency approximately 6mm in diameter. This is a failure for zero tolerance of visible fecal material and a failure of CCP 1B of plants HACCP plan.  (Quality Assurance) was informed of my finding. The poultry carcass was shown to Mr. (1st Processing Superintendent). The affected carcass was reconditioned by establishment. After the establishment implemented immediately corrective action in accordance with the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.3, I relinquish my regulatory control action. There were no plant employees between me and the chiller when I observed the failure of CCP 1B of the plants HACCP Plan.  This is the last point before the chill system when control can be exerted to prevent the contaminated poultry carcass from entered the chiller system in violation of regulation 9 CFR 381.65(e). The establishment has identified fecal material to be a hazard in its hazard analysis and controls the hazard with CCP 1B.  Fecal material harbors microorganisms and possible pathogens and must be prevented from entering into the chill system. I then performed a HACCP verification procedure for the specific lot (Lot#2) for all CCP’s plus the preshipment review. Establishment management has received oral and written notification concerning this noncompliance. FSIS would expect the establishment to have procedure in place to prevent the reoccurrence of contaminated birds from entering the chill system. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500. 


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.


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