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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Feb 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At 1427 hours while performingPHIS task Zero Tolerance on evisceration line I observed one of ten randomly selected carcasses with visible fecal material on the outer surface. The fecal material was located on the inside of the right wing tip, greenish-brown in color, semi pasty in texture, approximately1/4" in size and oval in shape. I immediately notified Ms. Evisceration Supervisor who notified Mr. , 1st Processing Superintendent who was shown the fecal and was notified of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.65(e) and 417.2(c) 4. Mr. immediately implemented corrective actions as per the HACCP Plan. A review of the Zero Tolerance Log dated 2/23/2012 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 1408 hours and signed by A. with results of zero of A retest was performed at 1452 hours with results of zero of ten indicating that the CCP was in control. A review of the establishment records revealed that the regulatory requirements at all the CCP's including the pre-shipment review was found to be acceptable. This NR serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continued failure could result in enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.


381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits.

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