Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 01 Feb 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.2(b)(1)

Citation: Maintenance shop pre pack area: At approximately 1830 hours. While touring the maintenance shop I observed holes and slits in the wall and ceiling coverings allowing insulation to be exposed. There are several slits all around the upper half of the wall where dust gathers, also around the exhaust fan which could lead to insulation falling on to the maintenance associates who work on the equipment and around the product. This maintenance shop is connected to the production area with a single door separating them, thus when the door is pulled open any insulation that is loose could be pulled in to the production area. I spoke with Mr. NS maintenance supervisor about this issue. Poultry regulations states in 9CFR 416.2(b)(1) that establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction be kept in good repair. Mr. plant manager is being notified of this failure of the regulatory requirements. 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).

Regulation:

416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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