Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

Address: 29005 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966
Establishment No.: P3

USDA Inspection Report: 31 Oct 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d), 416.4(b), 416.4(a) 

Citation: At approximately 0610 hours, I observed SSOP noncompliance in the paw picker area. A maintenance employee was standing on the side of the angled paw belt with his boots comining in contact with the belt and product. He then proceeded to climb up the framework to the horizontal paw belt, again with his boots coming in contact with the belt and product. I immediately took regulatory action by stopping both lines. I informed , and of the noncompliance. Management chose to condemn all affected product. Both belts were sanitized. At 0618 the area was released after sanitary conditions were restored. The requirements of Meat and Poultry regulations 416.1, 416.4(a), 416.4(b), 416.4(d), and 416.13(c) were not met. Mr. , Plant Manager is hereby notified in writing of this NR for SSOP noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions described in 9 CFR Part 500.4.

Regulations:

416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

416.4(a) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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