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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 May 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(a)

Citation: At approximately 0448 hrs while performing pre-op sanitation I observed the following noncompliance in the neck chiller and on elevators.  There was several pieces of fat and skin on the inside of the neck chiller and between the metal plates of the elevators which both are product contact surfaces I notified Mr. sanitation supervisor, and showed him the aforementioned conditions and rejected the chiller in the packing department.  I initiated regulatory action control action by applying U.S. Reject tag #B24035404. I observed as management implemented corrective actions by scrubbing with a soapy pad, water rinse, and sanitize the entire chiller and elevators. At 0515 hrs I reinspected the entire chiller and elevators after sanitary conditions were restored and found acceptable for start up operations.  I reviewed the establishments' pre-op sanitation records for documented procedure checks and the chiller and elevators were not randomly selected for inspection. The establishment failed to meet regulatory requirements 416.4(a), 416.13(c), and 416.1 which states: each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

Regulation:

416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.

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