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B.C. Natural Chicken

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jun 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.2(e)(4), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at approximately 0410 hours, after the plant’s pre-operational sanitation was performed by Quality Assurance and released to USDA, I performed a pre-op sanitation procedure and observed the following noncompliance: In the Live Receiving Department, Unit #1 and 2 (Dock and Cage Dumper) there were an accumulation of dirty water with debris on the ground at these locations.  The water was approximately four to five inches in depth, and covering an area approximately twenty feet by twenty feet. I rejected Unit #1 and 2 with US Rejected Tag B40 170346 for unsanitary conditions. While continuing my inspection in the Packing Department at approximately 0450 hours, the following was observed; Unit #9 (Grading Table Rehang Conveyors) there were black specks, chicken fat pieces and chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surfaces from end to end. There were approximately twenty chicken fat pieces range from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inches in sizes, fifteen chicken particles, and fifteen black specks involved with this noncompliance.  I rejected the Grading Table Rehang Conveyors for unsanitary conditions. While continuing my inspection in the Thigh Deboning Department at 0524 hours, the following was observed;  there were heavily beaded of condensation on the ceiling, and pipes over the product zone area.  I rejected the Tray Pack Department with US Rejected Tag B40 170354 for unsanitary conditions.  While continuing my inspection in the Breast Deboning Department at 0618 hours, the following was observed; there were chicken fat particles on the direct product contact surface of the breast cones, and transfer conveyor belt.  There were approximately fifteen chicken fat particles involved with this noncompliance. I rejected the Breast Cone Line [redacted] with US Rejected Tag B40 170310 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 1147 hours for inspection on 6-12-2012.  A check of the plant’s SSOP Form (Packing Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0400 hours for inspection on 6-13-2012. A check of the plant’s SSOP Form (Tray Pack Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance. The department was released at 0500 hours for inspection on 6-13-2012.  A check of the plant’s SSOP Form (Breast Deboning Department) shows no deficiencies for the above noncompliance.The department was released at 0543 hours for inspection on 6-13-2012.  I informed (Sanitation Manager) of all noncompliances. All noncompliances found were from previous day’s operation. Establishment management has received oral and written communication concerning this noncompliance. This developing trend in noncompliances was discussed at the weekly plant meeting with plant management on June 6, 2012 with Dr. (IIC). Continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action as described in 9 CFR part 500.

Regulation:

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

 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.

416.2(e)(4) Provide adequate floor drainage in all areas where floors are subject to flooding-type cleaning or where normal operations release or discharge water or other liquid waste on the floor;

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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