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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 03 Nov 2011

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: At 1501 hours, while performing a zero tolerance 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 1/4 inch in length and 1/4 inch in width and located on the inside back of the carcass. Ms. , line evisceration and Mr. ,Night Shift First Processing Superintendent was verbally notified and shown the deviation. I observed the establishment perform corrective actions as per their HACCP. 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 # 2B , Line revealed that the last acceptable check performed at 1450 hours, was found to be acceptable and was recorded with a quantifiable value of 0/10 and the initials BB for the QA technician. As a result of the deviation, all requirements at all CCP's for that specific lot was performed and found to be acceptable including the pre-shipment review. Mr. Maintenance Supervisor, stated the root cause was the Up/Down adjustments on the Inside Outside bird washer were not adjusted properly for the size of the birds. 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 actions as per 9 CFR 500.


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

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;

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