Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
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), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: Thursday, October 20, 2011 At approximately 2145 hours, while performing Operational SSOP Review and Observation task in the 2nd processing over the both Chillers, I observed heavily beaded condensation on the concrete ceiling above the right and left whole bird chillers. The condensation was about 7 to 9 feet long & 2 feet wide and was dripping directly on both chillers that contained whole bird. U.S. rejects tags #B38206302 and B38206302 were placed on the both Chillers. I immediately notified the NS Grading/Packing/Giblet Supervisor as well as Mr. NS Shift manager, about the Establishment's failure to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(d), and 416.2(d). Sanitary conditions were restored by dabbing the condensated concrete ceiling, increased hot air flow, as well as increasing water flow to both chillers. At this time I removed the regulatory control and released both chiller back to the flow after I verified Establishment corrective action implimentation. Mr. NS shift Manager and Ms Plant manager are being notified through this non-compliance record of the plant's failure to meet the regulatory requirements. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action described in 9CFR 500.


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

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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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