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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 Jul 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation: 318.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: Today, July 10, 2012 at approximately 1102 hours, while performing a poultry finished product standard procedure on evisceration line I observed fecal material on the breast area close to the wing of one out of ten randomly selected carcasses. The fecal material was approximately one quarter inch in length, green and pasty in substance. I immediately notified Mr. , Day Shift First Processing Superintendent, who observed the affected carcass. Corrective actions were immediately implemented; line speed was reduced from bpm to bpm. An associate was placed at the end of the affected line, and upon completion of the retest line speed was resumed to bpm per the HACCP plan for CCP 2B. Mr. took the affected carcass to the reprocessing station to be rinsed inside and out ith ppm chlorinated water and placed in the reprocessing tank for reinspection. The last acceptable fecal check was noted at 1047 hours on the establishment monitoring log. The preshipment was reviewed and found acceptable.Mr. , Day Shift First Processing Manager, verbally informed me that the root cause of the deviation was due to improper rinsing of the neck breaker lifter  and the spray water line not being properly aligned after adjustments were made. The establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.2(c) (4) and 381.65(e).This document serves as written notification to Mrs. , Plant Manager that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory enforcement actions per 9 CFR 500.


318.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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.

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