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: 01 Jun 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c)

Citation: At approximately 0501 hrs while performing pre-op sanitation in the whole bird grading dept I observed the following noncompliance. There was several pieces of meat and fat on the inside metal drop chutes and drip pan under the bird sizing conveyor belts. Also there was a black organic residue and chicken grease on the metal plate of the whole bird kicker. Both the inside metal chutes and bird kicker are product contact surfaces. I notified Mr. /sanitation shift leader, showed him the aforementioned conditions, and rejected the grading area. I initiated regulatory control action by applying U.S. Reject tag # B34336452. I observed as management implemented corrective actions by scrubbing with a soapy pad, water rinse, and sanitize the entire area. After sanitary conditions were restored, I reinspected the metal chutes and bird kicker, found them acceptable, and released the area at 0546 hrs. I reviewed the establishments pre-op sanitation records for documented checks and the chutes and kicker were not randomly selected for inspection.  The establishment failed to meet regulatory 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(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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