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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report:  27 Sep 2011

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At 1519 hours, while performing a zero tolerance procedure on line I observed fecal material on 1 out of 10 birds randomly selected for inspection at CCP #2- B. The fecal material was brown in color, pasty in consistency, approximately inch in length and inch in width and located on the inside of the left wing. Mr. Night Shift 1st processing Superintendant) was verbally notified and shown the deviation. At approximately 1520 hours, I observed the establishment perform corrective actions as per their HACCP plan. The affected carcass was sent to the reprocessing station, reconditioned and placed back into flow. A review of the establishment's zero tolerance log for CCP #2-B, Line revealed that the last acceptable check performed at 1445 hours, was found to be acceptable and was recorded with a quantifiable value of 0/10 and the initials (HACCP technician). As a result of the deviation, all requirements at all CCP are for that specific lot was performed and found to be acceptable, including the pre-shipment review. The establishment stated the root cause was the inch ball valve for the hand pump to the bird washer was bad. It has been replaced. Ms. Plant Manager is being notified of the failure to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4) and 381.65(e). This document serves as written notice that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s) as described in 9 CFR 500.


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

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