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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 May 2012 (2)

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 461.4(d)

Citation: Directed Operational SSOP Task (Review & Observation): At 1613 hours, as I was touring through leg debone lines & and walking behind an employee, I observed the employee up from the floor, floor scraps (skin and meat) at the end of line by  the drip pan under the leg quarter conveyor belt. He then threw the floor product directly on the belt running edible leg quarter bones. The edible  leg quarter bones lead to and dropped directly into a  large vat that is to be processed at the mechanically separated chicken (MSC) department. I immediately informed Ms. , Supervisor for Leg Debone of the noncompliance and applied U.S retain tag #B38205314 to the vat of leg quarter bones. I observed the affected line stopped, sanitized and rinsed. Management chose to condemn the product that totaled 1060 pounds. A review of the establishment's SSOP Operational Monitoring Form dated May 4, 2012, revealed that the last check or "product protected from contamination" was performed at 1458 hours and found acceptable by QA Technician with the initials RB. The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 416.13 (c) and 9 CFR 416.4 (d), as well as their own SSOP Implementation Guidelines pages 1-3 section VI. This document serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager, that failure to comply with the regulatory requirement(s) could result in administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation

461.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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