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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jul 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation:  416.2(e)(3), 416.1

Citation: At approximately 1740 hours, while touring the Evisceration department on Line I observed the Drain had backed up and was not moving. As I proceeded towards the front of the area where the Foods pump and conveyor is located, the guts were piled up and filling up the drain causing it to overflow. The guts were also piled up in the tray to where the gizzard puller was pulling. I immediately took regulatory control by stopping Evisceration line I immediately notified Mr. , Evisceration Line supervisor, who witnessed the insanitary condition. Mr. Night Shift Manager and Mr. Spence were present and did witness the establishment’s failure to comply with 9 CFR 416.1 and 416.2(e)(3) of the regulatory requirements. The establishment is also in violation of their SPS, Page 3 section 5 (e) that states: I observed Mr. washing down the area and freeing the guts in the area to allow the drains to freely flow. I relinquished regulatory control of the line at 1742 hours after sanitary conditions were restored and the drains flowing. The document serves as written notification to Ms. , Plant Manager, that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.


 416.2(e)(3) Prevent adulteration of product, water supplies, equipment, and utensils and prevent the creation of insanitary conditions throughout the establishment.

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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