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Perdue Farms, Delaware

Address: 255 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, DE 19963
Establishment No.: P1318

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Oct 2011

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: Evisceration area: At 1443 hours while performing finished product standards on line # on the fifth bird out of 10 randomly selected birds, I observed fecal material under the flap area just above the kidney area, fecal material were brown in color, approximately 1/2 inch smear and pasty in consistency. Since there was no plant employee between the pre-chill station and the chillers, it is reasonable to conclude that the contaminated carcass would have entered the chilling system.Mrs shift leader and Mrs. HACCP verifier as well as maintenance personnel were immediately notified of the failure to meet the requirements of poultry regulations 9CFR 417.2(c) (4) and 9 CFR 381.65(e) which requires no visible fecal material to enter the chilling system. Immediate Corrective actions for CCP # 1 were implemented as per the plants HACCP plan. The affected bird was condemned as the plant had suspended their salvage operation. The root cause was an associate cut the vent open with out lifting the flap cutting the intestine, Plant further planned action was coaching of associate on proper venting procedure. A review of the establishment's zero tolerance logs for CCP # 1 dated 10/27/2011 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 1415 hours with a quantifiable value of 0/10 and initialed As a result of the deviation, I verified that the corrective actions were compliant with 9 CFR 417.3(a). As a result of the deviation all requirements at all CCP’S for that specific lot were performed and found to be acceptable including the pre shipment review at 1827 hours. Mr. Plant manager is being notified through this noncompliance record of the plant's failure to meet regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.2 (c) and 9 CFR 381.65(e). This document serves as written notification that the continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s) as described in 9 CFR 500.4.

Regulation:

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

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