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: 27 Feb 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At approximately 0538 hrs while performing zero tolerance testing at CCP#3 pre-chill station, I observedvisible fecal material on1 of 10 randomly selected carcasses.The fecal material was brownish-green in color and smeared approximately 1" in diameter on the left side of the clavicle area. I notified Ms. QA and showed her the affected carcass and then she notified Ms. evis shift leaderand showed her the affected carcass. I observed as Ms. initiated corrective actions by placing an employee at line 1 pre-chill station to spray wash each bird and take the affected carcass to the salvage station to be washed and cut up into parts as per est. HACCP plan. I reviewed CCP#3 contamination log and the last acceptable check was performed at 0525 hrs. QA began retesting and on line and there was no visible fecal found at approximately 0559 hrs which made the affected lot acceptable for continuous operations. At 1230 hrs I reviewed all CCP's of the affected lot including the pre-shipment reviewed and verified that all regulatory requirements were met and found acceptable. The establishment failed to meet regulatory requirements 381.65(e) and 417.2 (c)(4).

Regulation:

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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