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: 07 Jun 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.2(d), 416.13(c), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 1945 hours while performing SSOP Review & Observation Inspection procedure, the following non-compliances were observed: Condensation was observed dripping from the ceiling onto product and product contact surfaces in the First Processing Paws area on line I immediately stopped the line and placed US Rejected Tag # B34336333 on the line. At this time I requested First Processing Supervisor, come to the area. Upon his arrival, I explained the above issue and he began directing his employees to perform corrective actions. Employees in the area began hanging plastic in an attempt to control the dripping fluid. (HACCP Supervisor) soon arrived in the area. I explained the events that had occurred. After further research, it was found that the last acceptable SSOP check for dripping condensation in this department was performed and recorded at 1939 with initials US Rejected tag # B34336333 was released when acceptable conditions were observed at 2008 hours. The establishment provided me with an approximate weight of 132 pounds of Paws product that was condemned as a result of the insanitary conditions described above. The Establishment is in noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(d), 416.4(d) and 416.13(c).


416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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

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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