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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Oct 2011 (2)

Code: 01B02
Violation:  416.13(c), 416.4(a)

Citation: After the establishment had completed pre-operational sanitation procedures and lockout/tag out was satisfactorily completed, but before the start of operations, the following noncompliance was observed. Area 9, Breast Marel M-Tek Machines 2 & 3 Horns and Belts: At 0741 hours to numerous too count meat, fat and black unidentificable foreign materials of various sizes were observed on top of the belts and in the Horns of the machines from the previous day’s operation (direct product contact surfaces). Mr. , QSI Manager was immediately shown the aforementioned conditions and was notified of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a) and 416.1 as well Pre-operational Sanitation Procedures as outlined on pages 1 and 2 of the Pre-operational procedures. The equipment was rejected with U.S. Rejected Tag #B34351430 as per 9 CFR 500.2 (a)(1). A review of the establishments QA Pre-operational Check Sheet dated 10/18/2011 revealed that QA did randomly select the aforementioned machines and found indirect deficiencifies. At 0752 hours hours after restoration of sanitary conditions by the establishment the regulatory control action was relinquished. No product was involved. This document serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continued failure could result in additional regulatory or administration action as per 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(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.

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