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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 01 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.4(b)

Citation: Approximately 1445 while touring the wet cooler coming from the stretch bag area I observed a plant employee standing on top of the pallet that had box lids on it. The box lids were being used for boxed whole birds coming from the whole bird packing area. The plant employee stood on the pallet of box lids leaving wet bloody footprints on the pallet. He then slid the box lids from the back end of the pallet to the front of the pallet where the employee was standing. I immediately tag the pallet of box lids with retain tag # B38206492. I then notified Dayshift wet cooler supervisor, and Dayshift Second Processing Superintendent. The establishment has failed to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.4(b) Dayshift wet cooler supervisor removed the affected box lids and the pallet. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s) as described in 9 CFR 500.


416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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