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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 06 Apr 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 1630 hours, while touring the tray pack area  adjacent to the Cone Debone Department, I observed trays too numerous to count piled up in orange tubs on the end of each line. (lines At the end of line trays for rework were piled up on the belt going to the mezzanine and had overflowed onto the floor. As I walked towards the front of the lines, trays were piled up and out of control on all the lines and were stacked up in trays to be put back on the line. No establishment personnel were attending the overflowed product at the time I entered into the area. I  immediately took regulatory control action of rejecting the tray pack process with US reject tag # B38206269 and rejecting the Cone Debone process that feeds tray pack lines through ;with US Reject tag #B38206274. Mr. Day Shift Breast Debone Superintendent and Ms. Day Shift Further Processing Superintendent were present and did witness the establishment's failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.4(d) and 416.13(c). Regulatory control action was relinquished at approximately 1641 hours when sanitary conditions were restored to the area and the salvage product was cleared from areas. This document serves as written notification to Ms. , Plant Manager, that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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