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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Jun 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.15(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Monday, June 11, 2012, at approximately 0407 hours, after the plant’s pre-operational sanitation was performed and released to USDA by Quality Assurance (QA), I performed a pre-op sanitation procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live Receiving Department; Unit# 6 (Blood Room) there were chicken feathers on the product contact surface of approximately twenty-five (25) shackles. The chicken feathers range for 1/8 inches long to 1 inch long. Unit #7 (Picker #1) there was rust, and paint peeling from the overhead support bar from end to end above Picker #1.  Unit #10 (Hock Cutter) there was an accumulation of brown residue on six black electric cords to the Hock Cutter machine.  I rejected the blood room, and remained in the area until sanitary condition was restored.  While continuing my inspection in the Chiller Department at approximately 0451 hours, the following was observed; Unit # 1 (Chiller Tank Entrance) 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 1/2inch in sizes covering an area of approximately 1/4 of the chiller tank. There were black insects floating inside of water approximately eight to ten insects. I rejected the Chiller with US Rejected Tag B40 170309 for unsanitary conditions.  A check of the plant’s SSOP Form (Live Receiving Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0150 hours for inspection. A check of the plant’s SSOP Form (Scalder, Main Chiller, and Red Water Chiller Departments) shows deficiencies for the Main Chiller – Chiller Exit for fat pieces.  Direct Product Contact? Yes   Corrective Actions – Cleaned and Sanitized. The department was released at 0115 hours for inspection. I informed (Sanitation Manager) of all noncompliance. All noncompliance 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.


Next Report: USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jun 2012
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