Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Perdue Farms, Delaware

Address: 20621 Savannah Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947
Establishment No.: P2178

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Oct 2011

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.5(a), 416.2(h)(1)

Citation: I observed the following instance of noncompliance at approximately 1855 hours while in the Thigh Debone department. I walked into the locker/storage room, which holds employee's personal effects as well as various utensils and containers including condemn/inedible totes and shovels, ice shovels, and product shovels. The door of the room opens directly into the processing area.The room had a strong odor of urine; this odor was strongest in the far right corner behind a tool cabinet. The establishment is in noncompliance with 416.1, 416.2(h)(1), and 416.5(a). U.S. Reject tag B34336456 was placed on the door. Supervisor was notified. He placed a lock on the door to prevent entry until he could arrange for the room to be sanitized with a bleach solution. I was also told the day shift team will be notified of the situation so they can be sure to sanitize their utensils, which are currently in locked cages, before use. The tag was removed at approximately 2140 hours once I observed that sanitary conditions were restored. This document serves as notification to Mr. that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.


416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

416.5(a) Cleanliness. All persons working in contact with product, food-contact surfaces, and product-packaging materials must adhere to hygienic practices while on duty to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions.

416.2(h)(1) Dressing rooms, toilet rooms, and urinals must be sufficient in number, ample in size, conveniently located, and maintained in a sanitary condition and in good repair at all times to ensure cleanliness of all persons handling any product. They must be separate from the rooms and compartments in which products are processed, stored, or handled.

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