Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 Jul 2012

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

Citation: At approximately 1448 pm while performing a zero tolerance procedure on Nels line # I observed fecal material on 1 of the 10 birds randomly selected for zero tolerance check at CCP # 2-B. The fecal material was brown in color, and pasty in consistency. It was approximately 1/2 inch in length and 1/4  inch in width and located on the upper outside of the carcass on the right flap with a intestine attached to the tail of the carcass. Mr. dayshift 1st Processing Superintendent and Andrew OOlajos, nightshift Evis Supervisor was immediately notified and shown the deviation. Approximately 1449 pm, as per the establishments HACCP Plan the line was immediately stopped and a house inspector was put on the line, and the line speed reduced. 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 9 CFR 417.2 (c) (4) and 9 CFR 381.65 (e) of the regulatory requirements. A review of the of the establishments CCP # 2-B monitoring log for Nels line # was last documented on dayshift. As a result of the deviation, all requirements for all CCP’s for the specified lot (lot # 1-A) was performed and found acceptable, including the preshipment review. The establishment management stated the root cause was the the bird not being fed through the cropper correctly and dragging on the guide bar.  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.


381.65(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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