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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 19 Mar 2012

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At approximately 2030 hours, while performing presentation on the line # station C (NELS) I observed defects that exceeded the action level of greater than with a nonconformance score of The defects consisted of 2 birds with viscera on the shackle (scoring and 2 birds with no viscera (scoring I immediately notified Mr. Evisceration line 1 supervisor, and Mr. Night Shift First Processing Superintendent of the nonconformance levels. An immediate line reduction from birds per minute to birds per minute was implemented as per the regulatory requirements for the NELS system. At 2040 hours a retest was performed at Line # station C with a score of The line speed was increased to birds per minute. At 2055 hours a retest was performed, found acceptable with process control. Mr. and Mr. were present and did witness the establishment's failure to comply with 9 CFR 381.76 (b) of the regulatory requirements and that official control was initiated as per the Rules of Practice 9 CFR Section 500. This document serves as written notification that continued failure of comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions.


381.76(b)(1) There are five systems of post- mortem inspection: Streamlined Inspection System (SIS) and the New Line Speed (NELS) Inspection System, both of which shall be used only for broilers and cornish game hens; the New Turkey Inspection (NTI) System, which shall be used only for turkeys; Traditional Inspection; and Ratite Inspection.

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