Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jun 2012

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

Citation: On June 12, 2012  while performing Pre-Operational SSOP Review & Observation task, after plant QA personnel had performed preoperational SSOP procedures, completed "SSOP:Pre-operational Inspection Report for Cut-Up Department, and released to USDA, the following noncompliance were found: The inside of all of the motor covers had numerous (approx. 10-15 in each cover) chicken fat pieces approximately 1/8" to 1/2"in diameter and chicken fat residue coating the insides of the motor covers.  On one motor cover which is completely open at the bottom and positioned directly above a direct product contact belt there was chicken fat residue and black unidentified foreign material coating the inside of the shield approximately 1/4" thick.  The motor itself was also covered in the substance which came off to the touch.  All other motor covers are open on the bottom to varying degrees (approx. 1" to 2" wide by 3"in length) and are positioned above direct food contact surfaces.  (Sanitation Foreman) and (QA Mgr.) were notified.


416.13(c) Receptacles used for storing inedible material must be of such material and construction that their use will not result in the adulteration of any edible product or in the creation of insanitary conditions. Such receptacles must not be used for storing any edible product and must bear conspicuous and distinctive marking to identify permitted uses.

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.


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