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: 01 Jun 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c)

Citation: At approximately 0501 hrs while performing pre-op sanitation in the whole bird grading dept I observed the following noncompliance. There was several pieces of meat and fat on the inside metal drop chutes and drip pan under the bird sizing conveyor belts. Also there was a black organic residue and chicken grease on the metal plate of the whole bird kicker. Both the inside metal chutes and bird kicker are product contact surfaces. I notified Mr. /sanitation shift leader, showed him the aforementioned conditions, and rejected the grading area. I initiated regulatory control action by applying U.S. Reject tag # B34336452. I observed as management implemented corrective actions by scrubbing with a soapy pad, water rinse, and sanitize the entire area. After sanitary conditions were restored, I reinspected the metal chutes and bird kicker, found them acceptable, and released the area at 0546 hrs. I reviewed the establishments pre-op sanitation records for documented checks and the chutes and kicker were not randomly selected for inspection.  The establishment failed to meet regulatory 416.4(a), 416.13(c), and 416.1 which states: 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.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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