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: 08 Jun 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: At 1950 hours, while performing zero tolerance verification CCP #3 task , I randomly selected 10 birds from Evisceration line I observed fecal material in the back cavity and right thigh area in one of birds The fecal material was green and white in color and pasty in texture.  The fecal material covered approximately a 2 in. square area.  Mr Eviceration Team Lead nd HACCP Tech was immediately notified of the deviation The establishment was observed taking corrective action per their HACCP plan for CCP #3.  A review of the establishment's zero tolerance log for CCP #3 Evisceration line revealed that the last check performed by HACCP Tech was at1828.  That check was found to be acceptable with a qualifiable value of 0/10 and the initials were R.J. . As a results of the deviation, a verification of all regulatory requirements at all CCP's for the affected lot was performed and found to be acceptable, to include the preshipment review. Mr Evisceration Team Lead, stated that the root cause of the deviation was discovered to be the nozzle in I O washer that was not properly adjusted. Maintenance immediately made adjustments to the nozzle. A recheck was performed at 2001 and found acceptable. Mr Plant Manager, is being notified of the failure to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 381.65, which states that no feces on carcass should enter chilling system. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.

Regulation:

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

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