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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 16 Feb 2012

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

Citation: Approximately 1950 pm while touring the Evis department I observed a plant employee taking a intestine off the top of the livers on line # and line # at the liver harvesting table, throw the intestine on the floor and continuing to put livers in the liver shot that carries the livers to the second processing area. I immediately stop the line and notified line Nightshift Evis Supervisor, and N/S First Processing Superintendent. The livers on the liver harvesting tables were thrown down the drain and a plant employee used a hose to rinse down the liver harvesting tables. I then informed , N/S First Processing Superintendent that the establishments SOP procedure for handling product contaminated with guts states . A chlorine test done by a QA technician indicated there was no chlorine in the water from the hose used to wash the liver harvesting table. Establishments management stop both lines again to remove the liver from the liver harvesting tables on lines sanitized the tables as per their SOP procedure. To ensure no contaminated product entered the commerce establishment management condemned lbs. of liver accumulated from the time the gut contaminated the livers until the liver harvesting tables were sanitized as per the establishments SOP procedures. The plant has failed to meet 9 CFR 416. 4(a) and 9 CFR 416. 4(d) & 416.13(c)of the regulatory requirements. 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.


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

 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.

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