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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 02 Nov 2011

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: Evisceration area: at 2015 hours while performing a finished product standards task on line on the ninth bird out of 10 randomly selected birds, I observed approximately inch of fecal material on the inside cavity on the left kidney. The fecal material were brown in color 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. HACCP checker Miss was immediately notified as well as Team leader Mrs. and maintenance of the failure to meet the requirements of poultry regulations 417.2(c) (4) and 381.65(e) which requires no visible fecal material to enter the chilling system. Corrective actions were immediately implemented and shipping was stopped as per the plant's HACCP plan for CCP # 1. A review of the establishment's zero tolerance logs for CCP # 1 dated 11/3/2011 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 2002 hours with a quantifiable value of 0/10 and initialed The affected bird was condemned. The root cause was the venter on line # needed adjustment for smaller birds, the venter was lowered to prevent the blade from coming in contact with with the intestine. Plant further planed action will be to perform at least two venter checks during the shift for five days. Shipping was released at 2244 hours. As a result of the deviation, I verified that the corrective actions were compliant with 9 CF 417.3(a). I also verified that all requirements at all CCP’s for that specific lot were performed and found to be acceptable including the pre-shipment review. The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 417.2(c)(4) and 381.65(e). 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 continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory action(s) as described in 9 CFR 500.4


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

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