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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 Jun 2012

Code: 02C02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.13(c)

Citation: At approximately 1450 pm while touring the wet cooler I observed four large bags of white trays used for packing product with chicken particles and fat on the trays. The white trays were located in the wet cooler under the conveyor belt that carriers boxed product to the wet cooler to be stacked on pallets. I immediately tagged the white trays with retain tag # B38206360 and retain # B38206357. I then notified Tray Pack Foreman, and , Further processing Superintendent of the noncompliance. The establishment has failed to meet 9 CFR 416. 4 (a) and 9 CFR 416.13 (b) of the regulatory requirements. They have also failed to meet their own SSOP stating I observed Tray Pack Foreman take corrective action, removing the affected white trays and throwing them away. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s) as described in 9 CFR 500.


416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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

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