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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Feb 2012

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

Citation: Today, February 27, 2012 at approximately 0555 hours, while performing a zero tolerance task for evisceration line I observed fecal material on the left leaf fat 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 Mr. , 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 area to be rinsed with ppm chlorinated water and put back in the flow of product. The cause of the deviation documented on the establishment monitoring log was, the vacuum pump was down on the vent machine causing the intestines to be cut. The establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) and 381.65(e). A similar noncompliance was documented on NR #KYN4212022708N/1, dated 2/8/2012. The preventive measures that were given in response to that NR by the establishment were that maintenance would be monitoring the eviscerator for the remainder of the shift and each time there is a lot change maintenance will be notified to make sure the eviscerator is properly adjusted.The preventive measures were implemented by the establishment as stated and the establishment documentation did not show any deviations for the period of additonal monitoring. However, these preventive measures were ineffective in preventing recurrence of this regulatory noncompliance.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.


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;

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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