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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 25 Nov 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 1919 hours, while touring the leg debone department with QA tech , I observed a floor person using a hose to wash down the floor near line and the wash fluid was splashing off the floor and into a blue lined tote with edible whole leg bones, pieces of meat, fat and skin product (cross-contamination). A plant associate then carried the tote and emptied it into a conveyor belt leading to a bin of edible product to be processed as MSC. This is a failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.1, 9 CFR 416.13(c), 9 CFR 416.4(d) which states, in part, that product must be protected from adulteration during the processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading, as well as the establishment's Implementation Guidelines Procedure for " outlined on pages 1-3 of the establishment's Sanitation Standards Operating Procedures (SSOP) plan. I immediately notified Ms. , Cut up Supervisor, who in turn informed Mr. , 2nd processing Superintendent, of the failure. Mr. chose to immediately condemn all product in the affected MSC bin, replaced the totes on lines and also and washed down the possibly affected rake used to level product in the bin. QA Tech wrote a corrective action on the incident as per the establishment’s SSOP plan. This NR serves as a written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager, of the establishment’s failure to meet regulatory requirements and that continued failure could result in regulatory or administrative action as per 9 CFR 500.4.


416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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

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