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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 7 Mar 2012

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

Citation: At 1554 hours while performing a zero tolerance task on SIS line I observed of randomly selected carcasses with fecal material on the inside cavity. There were two pieces of fecal material directly to the right of the bursa of fabricius, an 1/8 inch and an 1/4 inch in size, respectively. Upon further inspection, a smaller 1/16 inch sized piece was located under the bursa of fabricius. All were of a pasty consistency and greenish brown in color. I immediately showed Mr. , 1st processing superintendent, the fecal material and notified him of the establishment's failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.65(e) and 417.2(c). Mr. implemented corrective actions as per the HACCP plan at CCP 2. A retest was performed, and passed,at 1614 hours, after the cause of the deviation, a bent vent machine blade, had been corrected. A review of the Zero Tolerance Log, dated 3/7/2012, showed the last acceptable check was performed at 1512 hours and initialed by QA Tech L.Caban. A review of the establishment's records for all CCP's including Post Chill and Pre Shipment review were found to be in compliance. 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 enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.


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.

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

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