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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 04 Nov 2011

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

Citation: Approximately 1502 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 1/4 inch in length and 1/4 inch in width and located inside the carcass next to the tail with the cloaca and intestine attached to the tail. 1st Night Shift Line # Evisceration Supervisor was immediately notified and shown the deviation. Approximately 1503 pm, as per the establishments HACCP Plan the line was immediately stopped and a house inspector was put on the line at the final trim station. I observed the Q.A technician take the affected carcass to the reprocessing station, reconditioned the carcass 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 1446 pm with quantifiable value of 0/10. As a result of the deviation, all requirements for all CCP’s for the specified lot (lot # 1) was performed and found acceptable, including the pre-shipment review. The establishment management stated the root cause was the back-up venter missed an improperly vented bird. 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.

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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