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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 May 2012

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

Citation: Evisceration line At 0912 hours while performing a Poultry Zero Tolerance Task, fecal material was inside one of ten randomly selected carcasses. I immediately notified the Mr. , Evisceration Supervisor of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.65(e) and 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4). Mr. commenced implementing corrective actions as per the HACCP Plan. Mr. Shift Manager also observed the fecal material. The fecal material was greenish-brown in color, semi-pasty in texture, approximately 3/8 inch in diameter and located in the kidney region of the carcass. A review of the establishment CCP#2 Zero Tolerance Check sheet dated 05/02/2012 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 0830 hours and initial by with a quantifiable value score of 0/10. At 1300 hours a review of the pre-shipment review revealed that all the regulatory requirements had been met at applicable CCP’s for the affected lot(s). This NR serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continued failure to meet said requirements could result in enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.


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

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the fre- quency 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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