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 Dec 2011

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At approximately 0659 hrs while performing (finished product standards) on evisceration line I observed visible fecal material on one of the ten birds randomly selected. The fecal material was on the bottom of the right hock, it was green in color and a thick pasty consistency. I initiated regulatory control action by stopping the affected line. Mr. (Shift Leader) was immediately notified of the noncompliance. Ms (HACCP Tech) began initiating corrective action as per the HACCP Plan. The affected carcass was taken to salvage station for reprocessing. A Retest was performed at 0710 hrs and found to be acceptable. I reviewed the establishments Log for CCP-3 and verified that the last acceptable check prior to the failure was performed at 0608 and was initialed by and found to be acceptable. The establishment failed to meet regulatory requirements of 381.65(e) and 9CFR 417.2 (c)(4).This NR serves as written notification to Mr. (Plant Manager) that continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as per 9CFR 500.


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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