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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 20 Oct 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)

Citation: While touring the establishment at approximately 0920 hours, Dr. Blakeney and I observed carcasses piled up on the Stretch Bag conveyor belt and drip pan and falling onto the floor. Approximately 30 carcasses were observed on the floor with water dripping from the drip pan further contaminating them. The regulatory control action of stopping the conveyor belt was put in place to prevent further product contamination. Further Processing Superintendent and Stretch Bag Supervisor, witnessed the noncompliance and were notified of the failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c) and 9 CFR 416.4(d). The process was rejected with US Reject tag #B38206246 and the affected carcasses were washed in accordance with their SSOP plan for contaminated product handling. Regulatory control action was relinquished at approximately 0930 hours when sanitary conditions were restored. This document serves as written notification to Plant Manager, that continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions.


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

416.4(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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