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: 07 Nov 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: Today, November 7, 2011 at approximately 0548 hours, while performing a poultry finished product standard procedure on evisceration line I observed fecal material inside tail area of one out of ten randomly selected carcasses. The fecal material was approximately one half inch in length, green and pasty in substance. I immediately notified Ms. , Day Shift Supervisor, who observed the affected carcass. Corrective actions were immediately implemented line speed was reduced from bpm to bpm. An associate was placed at the end of the affected line, and upon completion of the retest line speed was resumed to bpm per the HACCP plan for CCP 2B. Mr. took the affected carcass to the reprocessing station to be rinsed with ppm chlorinated water and put back in the flow of product. The last acceptable fecal check was noted at 0905 hours on the establishment monitoring log. The HACCP Slaughter was performed for the pertinent CCPs including the pre-shipment review, and found acceptable. Mr. Day Shift Processing Manager, verbally informed me that the root cause of the deviation was one of the circular blades had fell off. The establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) and 381.65(e). This document serves as written notification to Mrs. Plant Manager that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory enforcement actions 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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