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: 18 Apr 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.4(a)

Citation: At approximately 1505 hours while performing postchill inspection on chiller #1. A noncompliance was observed on the blue product belt. This belt is the first place the product lands after exiting the chiller. On the product belt a streak of thick black grease like substance was found. The greasy black substance was approximately 4 inches in length and a thick pasty consistency. Ms (Grading Supervisor) was notified immediately of the noncompliance. Ms immediately switched the belts so the product would not come into contact with the contaminated belt. Regulatory control action was taken by the stopping of the grading line which is fed by chiller #1. All product on the grading belt was placed in 2 tanks. U.S. Retain Tags #B23886296 and B2388630 were placed on the tanks. The conveyor belt was cleaned and sanitized. After reinspection of the belt the process was released at approximately 1522 hours. After notification of QA supervisor he personally took responsibility of overseeing the reconditioning of the product. The establishment elected to inspect all product that was placed on hold individually by hand. All products at this time was found to be acceptable. The product was released by USDA at 1610 hours. The establishment was in noncompliance of 9 CFR 416.4(a) and 416.4(d).


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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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