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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 02 Mar 2012

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

Citation: Evisceration area: At 1423 hours while performing poultry finished standards on line I observed fecal material in the fifth bird out of a subgroup of ten birds, approximately one inch in size, brown in color and pasty in consistency on the inside back area on the left side of the bird. 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. and Maintenance Personnel Mr. were immediately informed of the failure. Mrs. HACCP verifier, was also informed of this 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. Mrs. informed me that the cause of the deviation was three of the nozzles in the IOBW were clogged. The problem was immediately corrected by maintenance personnel. A review of the Establishment's CCP # 1 for on line Zero Tolerance Log dated 03/02/2012 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 1236 hours by HACCP Technician Ms. on the day shift with a quantifiable value of 0/10. As a result of this deviation all requirements at all CCPs for that specific lot was performed and found to be acceptable including the pre shipment review at 2017. 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


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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