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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jun 2012

Code: 04B01
Violation: 381.123

Citation: At approximately 1812 hours, while performing a labeling-product standards check in the wet cooler, I observed a pallet of whole birds (805's) with numerous labels torn and the ink on the label smudged. The labels were not legible as well as the inspection mark was not legible. I immediately tagged the pallet of product with US Retain tag #B38206332. Mr. , Cut-Up Supervisor was immediately notified of the establishments failure to comply with 9 CFR 381.123 of the regulatory requirements. He informed me that the root cause was the scale person was not putting the label on correctly, causing the glue that seals the boxes to smudge the ink on the label. He stated that the boxes would be re-labeled. CSI  verified the corrective action at 1934 hours and regulatory control of the product was relinquished. Ms. , Plant Manager is being notified through this non-compliance record that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could lead to additional regulatory control or administrative actions being taken as per 9 CFR 500 Rules of Practice.

Regulation: The immediate container of every inspected and passed poultry product shall bear: (a) The official inspection legend; and (b) The official establishment number of the official establishment in which the product was processed under inspection and placed as follows: (1) Within the official inspection legend in the form required by subpart M of this part; or (2) Outside the official inspection legend elsewhere on the exterior of the container or its labeling, e.g., the lid of a can, if shown in a prominent and legible manner in a size sufficient to insure easy visibility and recognition and accompanied by the prefix ‘‘P’’; or (3) Off the exterior of the container, e.g., on a metal clip used to close casings or bags, or on the back of a paper label of a canned product, or on other packaging or labeling in the container, e.g., on aluminum pans and trays placed within containers, when a statement of its location is printed contig- uous to the official inspection legend, such as ‘‘Plant No. on Package Closure’’ or ‘‘Plant No. on Pan’’, if shown in a prominent and legible manner in a size sufficient to ensure easy visibility and recognition; or (4) On an insert label placed under a transparent covering if clearly visible and legible and accompanied by the prefix ‘‘P’’.

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