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Perdue Farms, Delaware
Address: 255 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, DE 19963
Establishment No.: P1318
USDA Inspection Report: 01 Nov 2011
Violation: 381.65(e), 417.2(c)(4)
Citation: Evisceration Area: At 1514 hours and 1527 hours while performing Finished Product Standards on evisceration line I observed fecal material on the third and fourth bird out of a subgroup of ten. The fecal was located on the left side of the kidney, white and green in color on the first bird, pasty in consistency and approximately one inch in size. The second bird had fecal material on the left inside near the tail area, green in color and pasty in consistency and approximately one half inch in size. Since there was no plant employee between the pre chill station and the chilling system, it is reasonable to conclude the contaminated carcass would have entered the chilling system. Ms. HACCP Checker and Mrs. Team Leader, as well as Maintenance Personnel, Mr. were immediately informed of the failure to meet the requirements of Poultry Regulations 9CFR 417.2 (c) (4) and 9CFR 381.65(e) which requires no visible fecal material to enter the chilling system. Immediate corrective actions for CCP # 1 were initiated as per the plant's HACCP plan. The affected birds were reconditioned at the recondition station and put back in to production. The root cause given by management was the grower neglected to raise feed trays at specified time. The immediate corrective actions were initiated and I verified that the corrective actions were compliant with 9 CFR 417.3(a). A review of the establishment's Zero Tolerance Log for CCP # 1 dated 11/01/2011 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 all requirements at all CCPs for that specific lot was performed and found to be acceptable including the pre shipment review at 2145hrs. The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 9CFR 417.2 (c) and 9CFR 381.65 (e). Mr. Plant manager is being notified of this failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9CFR 417.2 (c) (4) and 9CFR 381.65 (e). This document serves as a 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.