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: 23 Feb 2012

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

Citation: While touring the establishment at approximately 1845 hours, I observed carcasses too numerous to count piled up under the Cone Debone dumper conveyor and also on the floor under the dumper. The regulatory control action of stopping all lines feeding the cone debone department was put into place to prevent product contamination. Mr. and Mr. Night Shift Cone Debone Supervisors witnessed the noncompliance and were notified of the failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13 (c) and 416.4(d). The process was rejected with US Reject tag #B38206275 and the affected carcasses were washed in accordance with the SSOP plan for contaminated product handling. Regulatory control action was relinquished at approximately 1848 hours when sanitary conditions were restored. This document serves as written notification to Plant Manager, that continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions.


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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