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

Address: 20621 Savannah Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947
Establishment No.: P2178

USDA Inspection Report: 18 Oct 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.3(c)

Citation: I observed the following instance of noncompliance at approximately 1735 hours while in the wings grading department. There were over a dozen wings scattered on the floor. As I stood there, an establishment employee picked an empty product box from the stack used by the wings grader and proceeded to pick up the wings he found on the floor and drain covers. He placed the box on the work station used by the grader, then collected ice with a white shovel and placed it on the wings before walking away. The establishment is in noncompliance with 416.1, 416.3(c), and 416.13(b). I attached U.S. Retained tag B34336460 to the box and instructed the grader to not allow anyone to touch the box. I notified Mr. Supervisor, who both notified me that Mr. is the Supervisor in charge of the area, and that he would help me until Mr. was found. I showed him what happened, and he chose to condemn the product immediately. U.S. Retained tag was removed at approximately 1745 hours. Approximately 12 pounds of product were condemned. Mr. and I spoke soon after. He indicated that there were 28 boxes of product in the lot, and that these will be reconditioned according to the establishment's SSOP and verified by QA. This document serves as notification to Mr. that failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.

Regulation:

416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.

416.3(c) Receptacles used for storing inedible material must be of such material and construction that their use will not result in the adulteration of any edible product or in the creation of insanitary conditions. Such receptacles must not be used for storing any edible product and must bear conspicuous and distinctive marking to identify permitted uses.

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