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: 20 Mar 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: Whole Bird department: At 1440 hours I observed a plastic cover over a vat of whole birds that had the green sticker from sanitation facing down touching the product in the vat. This issue was discussed at the USDAPlant meeting on 3/7/2012 stating the re-use of the plastic covers could contaminate the product inside the vats. The plant response was that the covers would be reused with the green sticker, which identifies the outside surface, facing outward away from product. I took a regulatory control action by applying USDA retain tag # B23886325 to the vat of product. I informed the line coach Ms. , Mr. HACCP coordinatorand Mr. Team leader of the plants failure to follow their procedure and failure to follow Poultry Regulations 416.1 and 416.4(d) operational sanitation which states product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments . After the vat of product was reconditioned and reinspected, regulatory control was relinquished at 1600 hours. Mr. Plant Manager is being notified through this NR of the plants failure to meet the regulatory requirements. This document serves as written notification that the continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s).

Regulation:

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

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