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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Dec 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.4(d), 416.13(c)

Citation: At approximately 2:10 Am on 12/31/2011 hours while touring the second processing department in Breast Debone the following noncompliance was sighted. In Breast Bebone area, I observed a plant associate washing down the floor with a high volume water hose, the water was touching the soiled floor and splashing directly onto an uncovered “cone head” of the breast debone conveyer belt line There was no water washing down the “cone head” nor the conveyer belt to all four Breast debone lines at the time of Inspection. There was no supervisor present in the area and no one was addressing the continual contamination of products. Regulatory control action was initiated by stopping the line, and the products were retained by the application of a US retained tag numbered B38206330. I immediately notified Mr. night shift Breast Debone Superintendent and Ms. night shift Cone Debone Supervisor of this noncompliance and that a regulatory control actions were taken. The requirements of parts 416.13(c); 416.4(a & d) of the meat and poultry regulations were not met. Ms. Plant manager is being notified through this noncompliance record of the plant failure to meet the regulatory requirements, and that official control action was initiated. Upon restoration of the sanitary conditions official action was relinquished and operation resumed as normal. This document serve as a written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action described in 9 CFR 500


416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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