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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 10 May 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: Debone Department: At 2341 hours I observed a floor associate picking up product for reconditioning. The associate used the handle type tongs to scrape tenders across the floor into a pile, then scoop the pile of tenders up into his hands placing them on the recondition ice cart. I placed USDA retain tag # B 23886321 on the cart and informed Mr. ebone team leader of the plants failure to follow poultry regulations 9 CFR 416.1 and 9 CFR 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, and the establishments product washing procedurefor collection of floor product, collection procedure 3(b) and (c) dated 3/2/2012, which states (b) product will be picked up with one piece in each hand, (c) the product will be placed on the cart, in the ice, separate to prevent each piece from touching, in a single layer and/ or if multiple layers,separate with a sanitary plastic covering with additional layer of ice. Approximatly twenty five tenders were condemned, the ice cart was washed off and new plastic with clean ice was placed on the cart. Regulatory control was released at 2358 hours. Mr. Business Unit Leader Debone/Shipping, is being notified through this NR of the plants failure to meet 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).   EstId: 2267 EstNbr: P1318 EstName: Perdue Farms, Inc. NR Record: EHL3018043225N-1 Date: 25APR2012 ProcCode: 01C02 Regs Cited: 416.4(d) Debone department At 1457 hours I observed the plant floor associate picking up product for recondition. The associate had three pieces of meat in one hand and tossed them onto the ice cart. I placed USDA retained tag # B23886319 on the cart and informed Mr. area supervisor And Mr. area supervisor of the plants failure to follow poultry regulations 9CFR 416.1 and 9 CFR 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,  and the establishments product washing procedure for collection of floor product, collection procedure 3(b) and (c) dated 3/2/2012, which states (b) product will be picked up with one piece in each hand. (c) Product will be placed on the cart, in the ice, separated to prevent each piece from touching, in a single layer and/or if multiple layers, separate with a sanitary plastic covering with additional layer of ice. The product was reconditioned with to ppm chlorinated water, reinspected and released. Tag was removed at 1502 hours. The plant response was that the associate would be given a write up. Mr. , Business Unit Leader Deboning and Shipping,  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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