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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Nov 2011

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

Citation: Approximately 1520 pm while performing a zero tolerance procedure on line # I observed fecal material on 1 of the 10 birds I randomly selected to verify CCP # 2-B. The fecal material was light yellow in color, and pasty in consistency. It was approximately 1/4 inch in length and inch in width and located on the inside of the carcass next to the tail. The cloaca and intestine was also attached to the carcass. Mr. , 1st Processing Superintendent and , Night Shift Line # Evisceration Supervisor was immediately notified and shown the deviation. Approximately 1521 pm, as per the establishments HACCP Plan the line was immediately stopped and the line speed was reduced from birds per minute to birds per minute. A house inspector was also put on the end of 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 CFR 417.2 (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 1449 pm with quantifiable value of 0/10. As a result of this 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 bird flipper was going backwards. 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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