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: 02 Jul 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1

Citation: At approximately 0550 on July 2, 2012 while in the cafeteria, I observed several roaches in the food serving area. There was a small roach on top of the overhead heating unit where food would have been placed.  A larger roach was crawling on the counter top along side a pan of grits. A dead roach was stuck to a ceiling tile near a television just above the microwaves. I observed a roach going into a crack just inside the cafeteria door. A large dead roach on floor next to trash can, one under a counter next to bait discs, dead roach in a small puddle of water in front of the freezer. I observed about 4 roaches going in a corner and one coming from behind a piece of sheet metal on the back wall of the cafeteria near the freezer. In front of that wall was a stand with several loaves of bread and some empty bottles sitting on it.  A roach was seen around a steamer and not too far was a batch of cooked biscuits in an oven. I spotted several roaches crawling across the floor in the back of the cooking area. There was a large food cart with several trays covered with parchment paper with crumbs on them. Spilled liquid was observed under the soda dispenser, a bucket with a brown colored liquid in it sitting under one counter. The floor was dirty with grease, water in corners behind sinks, dirty traps that go in the drains. There were several flies in the cafeteria also. I took regulatory control action by applying U.S. Reject/Retain tag #B34336250.  I informed the cafeteria staff it was tagged until the problem taken care of. I spoke with the manager around 0550 and informed him why the cafeteria was shut down. This issue has been discussed several times with plant management in weekly meetings. The cafeteria was closed on June 13, 2012 because of roach sightings. On June 22, 2012 a MOI was issued. Response to action plan for pest control is on file. The cafeteria was inspected on July 3, 2012 at approximately 0750 and released. This is in violation of 9 CFR 416.2(a). This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions per 9CFR 500.


416.1 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.

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