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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 25 May 2012

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

Citation: Approximately 1513 pm while performing a zero tolerance procedure on line I observed fecal material inside one of the 10 birds I randomly selected for zero tolerance check at CCP # 2-B. The fecal material was brown in color, and pasty in consistency. It was approximately 1/8 inch in length and 1/8 inch in width and located on the upper inside of the carcass under the tail  with a intestine attached to the tail of the carcass. Mr. 1st Processing Superintendent and Plant Manager was notified and witnessed the feces. Approximately establishments HACCP Plan the line was immediately stopped and a house inspector was put on the line.   line was then reduced from to mph. The affected carcass was then sent to the reprocessing station, reconditioned and placed back in flow as per the establishment’s corrective action. The establishment has failed to meet regulatory requirements of 9 CFR417.2 (c) (4) and 381.65 (e). A review of the of the establishments CCP # 2-B monitoring log for line was documented as the last acceptable check was performed at 1450 pm with quantifiable value of 0/10 and was verified by QA technician with the initals As a result of the deviation, all requirements for all CCP’s for the specified lot (lot # 1-B) was performed and found acceptable, including the pre-shipment review. The establishment management stated the root cause was a hose was loose on the vent cutter.  This document serves as written notice that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s) as described in 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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