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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P3

USDA Inspection Report: 5 Jul 2012 (2)

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

Citation: At 1933 hours, as I was heading towards tray pack from Evisceration, I observed a lot of water cascading down from above. The cascading water was drenching the conveyer belt that was carrying product from the cut-up area to tray pack. The situation had just occurred as I was entering the area. I immediately stopped all processing in the immediate area; I took regulatory control by applying US reject tags # B38203503 to the tray pack department and US Reject tag #B38203504 to the chicken back combo area. Mr. , Night Shift Maintenance Supervisor was present at the time and informed me that a water hose overhead had busted causing the cascading water. Mr. cut the water off and removed the hose. Mr. , Night Shift Manager, Mr. Night Shift QA Manager and Mrs. Night shift Tray pack foreman, was present and did witness the establishment’s failure to comply with the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.4(d) and 416.13(b). This is also out of compliance with the establishment's SSOP plan. The establishments SSOP plan, which was not upheld during this incident,  states on page Mr. stated that the corrective actions would be as follows: the Belts would be sprayed down and sanitized and the overhead structures were to be air blown and mopped. Approximately 4 bins of backs were to be condemned and all products on the tray pack belt would be taken off, put into tubs to be reworked. The employees who came in contact with the affected product were to re-sanitized gloves and aprons. After I verified that all corrective actions had been taken, I relinquished regulatory control at 1955 hours.This document serves as written notification that continued failure of comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.


416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.

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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