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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Mar 2012

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

Citation: Today, March 28, 2012 at approximately 0546 hours, while performing a poultry finished product standard procedure on evisceration line I observed fecal on the back of one out of ten randomly selected carcasses. The fecal material was approximately one quarter inch in diameter, green and pasty in substance. I immediately notified Mr.   First ; Processing Superintendent, 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 station to be rinsed with ppm chlorinated water and put back in the flow of product. The Slaughter HACCP was performed by verification of records for the pertinent CCPs. Mr. First Processing Superintendent, verbally informed me that the root cause was due to shortage of maintenance personnel to monitor the machines. ;The establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4) and 381.65(e).

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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