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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 05 Apr 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At 1945 hours while performing zero tolerance verification task on Evisceration line I observed fecal contamination in one of the ten randomly selected birds for CCP #3. The fecal was grainy in texture and green in color. The fecal matter covered one half of the left lower back cavity and the leaf fat on that same side. I took regulatory action by stopping the line and notified Mr. Evis Team Lead, and QA Tech,   Mr. and Mr. was shown the deviation. The establishment was observed taking corrective action per their HACCP plan for CCP #3 by spraying the birds on line and turning on the spray cabinet. A recheck was proformed By QA Tech at 1950 and found acceptable. The affect birds was taken to the reprocessing station were it was cut into parts and reinspected by QA Tech. The regulatory control action was relinquished. Mr. stated that the orange cords were a little loose in the In and Out Birdwasher and adjustments were made. The last acceptable check for zero tolerance was 1817. As a results of the deviation, a verification of all regulatory requirements at all CCPs for the effected lot were performed and found acceptable including the preshipment 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 Lead, that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may 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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