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: 29 Dec 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0854 while performing postchill on chiller #1. A noncompliance was observed on the white and the blue product belt coming out of the chiller. Both of these belts had black thick grease like substance on them ranging in size 1/2 in to 4 inches.Regulatory control action was taken immediately by stopping chiller#1 which feeds these two belts. All product on the Grading belt (1 tank) that came from chiller #1 was placed into a tank and a US Retain Tag #B39082631 was placed on it.Mr. (Grading Supervisor) was notified immediately of the noncompliance.The conveyor belts were cleaned and sanitized.After inspection of the belts by USDA , the process was released at 0912. The establishment elected to inspect all product that was placed on hold individually by hand.All product at this time was found to be acceptable. The product ws released by USDA at 0957.The establishment is found to be in noncompliance of 416.1,416.4(d) and 4164 (a).This document serves as written notification to Mr. (Plant Manager) that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.

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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