Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware
Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667
USDA Inspection Report: 01 Nov 2011
Citation: Approximately 1530 pm while performing a zero tolerance procedure on line # I observed fecal material on 1 of the 10 birds I randomly selected for direct observation at CCP # 2-B. The fecal material was brown in color, and pasty in consistency. It was approximately ½ inch in length and ¼ inch in width and located on the upper outside leg (drumstick). Mr. 1st Processing Superintendent and Night Shift Line # Evisceration Supervisor was immediately notified and shown the deviation. Approximately 1532 pm, as per the establishments HACCP Plan the line was immediately stopped and a house inspector was put on the line. The affected carcass was then sent to the reprocessing station, reconditioned and placed back in flow as per the establishment’s corrective action. The establishment has failed to meet regulatory requirements of 9 CFR417.2 (c) (4) and 381.65 (e). A review of the of the establishments CCP # 2-B monitoring log for line # was documented as the last acceptable check was performed at 1453 pm with quantifiable value of 0/10. As a result of the deviation, all requirements for all CCP’s for the specified lot (lot # 2) was performed and found acceptable, including the pre-shipment review. The establishment management stated the root cause was the gizzard puller was incorrectly removing the gizzards. 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.