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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 2 Apr 2012

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

Citation: At 1123 hours while performing FPS procedures on evisceration line I observed fecal material on one of the ten randomly selected birds. The fecal material was located on the upper pectoral muscle just beneath a flap of skin, brownish in color, pasty in texture, and approximately 1/8" in diameter. I immediately notified Ms. (Evisceration Supervisor) who notified Mr. (1st Shift Manager). Mr. initiated corrective actions as per the establishment HACCP plan. A review of the Zero Tolerance Log revealed that the last acceptable check had been conducted at 1015 hours and signed by (QA Tech). A retest was performed at 1138 hours and no fecal was observed. A review of establishment records, including pre-shipment review for all CCPs revealed that all regulatory requirements had been met. This NR serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager that regulatory requirements 9 CFR 381.65(e) and 417.2(c) (4) were not met. Continued failure to met regulatory requirements could result in further enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.


381.65(e) Operations and procedures involv- ing the processing, other handling, or storing of any poultry product must be strictly in accord with clean and sanitary practices and must be conducted in a manner that will result in sanitary processing, proper inspection, and the production of poultry and poultry prod- ucts that are not adulterated.

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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