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Perdue Farms, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jul 2012

Code: 06A01
Violation: 381.105(c), 381.105(a)

Citation: This non compliance is being generated in response to the establishment’s failure to complete and submit FSIS Form 9060-5, Meat and Poultry Export Certificate of Wholesomeness, for export of poultry products to Bermuda on July 4, 2012. It was brought to my attention on July 5th that an export shipment had been sent from the establishment without the issuance of FSIS Form 9060-5 from USDA. When I inquired on July 6th about the shipment and requested information regarding what type of product was shipped, how much product, and to what country to Mr. Export Manager, I was told that information would be given to me in a timely manner. However, I did not receive this information after requesting over a three day period. It was at this time that this issue was addressed in the weekly establishment meeting on July 10th. Even though documents were finally produced to show what product, the amount shipped and to what country on July 10th, it was learned that FSIS Form 9060-5 was not filled out and submitted which is a regulatory requirement for all meat and poultry products destined for export. Since there was failure to notify USDA for the issuance of FSIS Form 9060-5, this results in the issuance of a non compliance of 9 CFR 381.105. Additionally, there is the issue of requesting and receving records in a timely manner. It is the agency’s expectation that records be provided within a minimum of 24 hours of request unless held offsite. This issue of records not being made readily available was addressed in a Memorandum of Interview (MOI) dated June 22, 2012 from Dr. SPHV. This document serves as written notification to Mr. , Director of Operations, that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 FCR 500.

Regulation:

381.105(c) Only one certificate shall be issued for each consignment, except in case of error in the certificate or loss of the certificate originally issued. A request for a new certificate, except in the case of a lost certificate, shall be accompanied by the original and all copies of the first certificate. The new certificate shall carry the following statement: ‘‘This certificate supersedes certificate No.___ Dated ___. The outside container of the poultry product covered by this certificate is stamped with United States Department of Agriculture Certificate No.___.’’

381.105(a) Upon request or application by any person intending to export any poultry product, any inspector is authorized to issue an official export certificate as prescribed in 381.107 with respect to the shipment to any foreign country of any inspected and passed poultry product, after adequate inspection of the product has been made by the inspector to determine its identity as inspected and passed and eligible for export: Provided, that the product is offered for inspection at an official establishment. Each shipping container covered by the export certificate, except ship stores, small quantities exclusively for the personal use of the consignee and not for sale or distribution, and shipments by and for the U.S. Armed Forces, shall be marked with an official export stamp as shown in 381.104 bearing the number of the export certificate. Official export certificates will be issued only upon condition that the products covered thereby shall be subject to reinspection at any place and at any time prior to exportation to determine the identity of the products and their eligibility for certification, and such certificates shall become invalid if such reinspection is refused or discloses that the products are not eligible for certification. If reinspection discloses that any poultry products covered by an export certificate are not eligible for such certification, a superseding certificate setting forth such findings shall be issued and copies shall be furnished to interested persons.

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