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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 May 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: While performing post-mortem inspection in the Evisceration Department at approximately 1255 hours on 5/22/2012, Food Inspector observed a roach on the leg of a carcass arriving at inspection station 1A. The roach was dark brown in color and approximately 1.5 inches in length. Food Inspector ; immediately stopped the line and notified line supervisor who witnessed this regulatory noncompliance. The establishment implemented corrective action in accordance to 9 CFR 416.15 by condemning the affected carcass as well as the five carcasses on each side of it and washed the shackles. The line was allowed to resume after the corrective action requirements were met with a downtime time of approximately 3 minutes. , Plant Manager, informed Dr. that the localized area including the old bathroom would be heavily fogged the weekend of 5/26/12. Due to the roach sighting and the contamination of product the establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.1, 416.2(a), and 416.4(d). Also violated was Section 1, page 1, of the establishment’s SSOP plan which addresses product contamination. This Noncompliance Record is written documentation to Plant Manager, that the failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional enforcement action per 9 CFR 500.


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

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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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