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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 23 Dec 2011

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

Citation: Evisceration area: At 2006 hours while performing poultry finished product standards on line I observed fecal material on the ninth bird out of a sub group of ten. The fecal was approximately a one inch smear on the left inside back area left of the tail. The fecal was brown in color and pasty in consistency. 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. Evisceration Team Leader, Mrs. was immediately notified of the failure, as well as HACCP Checker, Ms. who was also notified 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 # 1were initiated as per the plant’s HACCP plan. The affected bird was reconditioned by management. The reason given by management for the failure was the bird washer pump had kicked out and causing no pressure to the bird washer. A review of the Establishment's CCP # 1 for on line Zero Tolerance Log dated 12/23/2011 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 1908 hours by HACCP Technician Ms. with a quantifiable value of 0/10. As a result of this deviation all requirements at all CC’s for that specific lot was performed and found to be acceptable including the pre shipment review at 2138 hours. The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 9CFR 417.2 (c) (4) and 9CFR 381.65 (e). Mr. Plant Manager, is being notified through this noncompliance record of the plant's failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9CFR 417.2 (c) (4) and 9CFR 381.65 (e) and that a deviation had occurred in their HACCP system. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s) as described in 9CFR 500.4

Regulation:

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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