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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 (4)

Code: 04A06
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: Evisceration Line At 1329 hours while performing task Finish Product Standards, a total 10 bird sub group numerical score of was reached which exceeded the absolute limit of tolerance plus for the processing category). The deficiencies were not specifically one category but, varied. A retest was performed at 1344 hours for sample validity which resulted in a total numerical score of exceeding the tolerance of indicating that the process was not in control. Mr. , 1st Processing Manager was immediately notified of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.76(b). Random pre-chill sampling for the processing category was suspended as well as post-chill sampling. At 1412 hours after passing four consecutive prechill samples with conformance e score of and random prechill sampling resumed. Post-chill sampling using the pre-chill criteria commenced at 1329 hours, was complete and found acceptable with conformance scores of and at 1628 hours. This document serves as written notification to Mr. Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continue failure could result in enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.

Regulation: There are five systems of postmortem inspection: Streamlined Inspection System (SIS) and the New Line Speed (NELS) Inspection System, both of which shall be used only for broilers and cornish game hens; the New Turkey Inspection (NTI) System, which shall be used only for turkeys; Traditional Inspection; and Ratite Inspection.

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