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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Dec 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 2200 hours, while the cut-up department was on break and employees were using pressure hoses to wash down the area, I observed an employee carrying a grey tray with one layer of about 9 leg quarters walking through the overspraying of wash fluid to the product reconditioning station for second processing. I immediately notified Debone Supervisor, and walked with her to the reconditioning station. , Debone Superintendent was also notified. There was no employee at the reconditioning station. In addition to the product on the grey tray, there was an uncovered box of boneless breasts, an uncovered blue tote of leg quarters, and mixed product on the rack of the reconditioning table. Splashes from employees washing down the area were visibly overspraying on the aforementioned products (cross-contamination). US Retained Tag # B23885374 was applied to the area. , Second Processing Superintendent, came to the area and was notified of the establishment's 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 processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading, as well as the failure to follow procedures outlined on pages 1-3 of the establishment’s written b) (6) Sanitation Standards Operating Procedures (SSOP) Operational plan. Mr. chose to condemn all affected product (95 lbs). The retain tag was relinquished. 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 further 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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