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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Sep 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At approximately 2009 hours, I observed a line speed non-compliance of birds per minute on evisceration line CSI was also timing evisceration line and observed the line speed of birds per minute. Regulation 381.76(b) states in part: “The maximum inspection rate for shall be birds per minute per eviscerating line.” The lines were immediately stopped and Mr. (Night Shift First Processing Superintendent) was notified of the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirement. The lines were immediately reset by the establishment. A subsequent re-timing of the lines resulted in a speed of b.p.m. Ms. (Plant Manager) is being notified through this noncompliance record of the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements of part 381.76(b) of the Meat and Poultry regulation and that official control action was initiated per 9 CFR 500.1 This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions.


381.76(b) The Administrator determines that the establishment has the intent and capability to operate at line speeds greater than 70 birds per minute, and meets all the facility requirements in 381.36(d).

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