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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

Address: 29005 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966
Establishment No.: P3

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Oct 2011

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

Citation: At 1630 hours as I was heading towards the receiving department, I observed an accumulation of birds in the catch pan of line auto rehanger and were trapped and not flowing. Directly underneath, on the floor and on top of the drain covers, were approximately birds of overflowed birds. There was no one monitoring the area at this time so I went to Mr. , Supervisor for Evisceration who was nearby and showed him the aforementioned conditions. He immediately brought it to the attention of a floor employee who began picking up birds from the floor, rinsing them off using chlorinated water and putting them on conveyor belt for line I then observed the same floor employee picked up four birds from the top of a drain cover (2 in each hand), rinsed them off and threw them in on line conveyor belt mixing them with other birds flowing on the belt. I immediately went to Mr. again and informed him of the noncompliance and failure to follow the establishment’s SOP written procedures 6010 (revised on 8/31/11), which states, Line was stopped and all of the affected birds from table #2 were tanked off in two large bins. U. S. retained tags # B34351473 and B34351484 were applied to the bins. A review of the establishment’s SSOP Monitoring Log for receiving dated October 10, 2011 revealed that the last check for “product protected from contamination” was performed at 1503 hours and found acceptable by QA Technician The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 416.1, 9 CFR 416. 13(c) and 9CFR 416.4(d) as well as their own SSOP Implementation Guideline Procedure This document serves as a written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager, of the establishment’s failure to comply with the regulatory requirement(s) and that continued failure could result in administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4


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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