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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 08 Mar 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At 2020 hours, while performing zero tolerance verification tasks on Evisceration line I observed fecal material on one of the ten randomly selected birds for inspection at CCP #3. The fecal material was greenish color and pasty in texture. It was approximately .5 mm in size and located on the left side of the back cavity. I took regulatory control action by stopping the line and Mr. (Shift Leader) and Mr. (QA Supervisor) was immediately notified and shown the deviation. The establishment was observed taking corrective action per their HACCP plan for CCP #3 by spraying birds at prechill station line The affected carcass was taken to the reprocess station were it was cut into parts and reinspected by QA Technician per HACCP plan. The regulatory control action was relinquished. The last zero tolerance check was performed at 2001 hours by (QA Technician) with 0/10 birds checked and passed. Mr. stated that there were problems with the Machine and Maintenance was working on it. As a result of the deviation, a verification of all regulatory requirements at all CCP for the affected lot was performed and found to be acceptable including the pre-shipment review. The establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9CFR part 381.65(e) and 417.2(c) (4). This document serves as written notification to Mr. (Processing Business Unit Leader) that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions 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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