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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2012

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

Citation: On June 14, 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 Evisceration, Cut-Up, Packing, Tray Pack, Repack, Thin Slice, and Thigh Deboning Department, and released to USDA, the following noncompliance were found:  In evisceration the cropper on the west line had black UFMs and chicken fat particles approximately 1/8" diameter on the inside surface of the guide bar and chicken fat pieces approx. 1/4"-1/2" diameter on the inside surface between the support bar (Non-Direct Product Contact).  In packing the needles for the injector had unidentified foreign material residue in the needle caps and the plastic needle guide had chicken fat in the holes (Direct Product Contact).  In thigh deboning between two gaps in the white support boards there was chicken fat pieces approx. 1"-2" in diameter (Direct Product Contact). In the computer cabinet in thigh deboning there was chicken fat pieces approx. 1/8" diameter on the bag covering the keyboard, on the label maker, in the corner of the touch screen, inside of the cabinet wall and bottom inside surface(approx. 10 total).  There was also grease and a 2 particles of chicken fat < 1/8" diameter on the clock that is placed on top of the cabinet during production. This computer cabinet is non-direct product contact however personnel touching these surfaces are in direct contact with open product. In cut-up there was chicken fat residue and particles < 1/8” diameter on the support bars under the rehang belts (Non-Direct Product Contact).  In tray pack there was pieces of chicken meat approx. 1.5” in diameter on the blue belt of ossid #2 (Direct Product Contact) and 2 pieces of chicken fat approx. 1” in diameter on the belt #2 motor casing (Non-Direct Product Contact).  In repack in the south wall repack machine there was a dried piece of chicken meat approx. 2” diameter in one of the thermoformer pockets.  In thin slice on the thin slice belt and blade there was chicken fat particles 1/8” approx. 10 total (Direct Product Contact).  was notified of all noncompliances.  While unlocking the cut-up department in the computer room plant personnel where getting bags and placing them in a blue tote.  The bags are used to hold livers (Direct Product Contact).  The tote had dried pieces of liver on the inside of the lid and inside bottom, approx. 5 in total.  was notified.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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.


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