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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Nov 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At 1533 hours while performing Other Inspection Requirements task on Streamlined Inspection System line the following presentation noncompliance was observed at the two inspection stations: Station 1A recorded a nonconformance score of consisted of: - One viscera not uniform points), - One viscera below the wing points), and - One no viscera points.) Station 1B recorded a nonconformance score of consisted of: - One viscera not uniform points), - One out of sequence points), and - One contamination inside bird points.) I immediately notified Mr. , 1st Processing Superintendent, of the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 381.76(b). The line was immediately slowed by from birds per minute (BPM) to BPM in accordance with the Rules of Practice 9 CFR 500.2(b). At 1543 hours, a presentation retest was performed with the line speed at BPM and was found acceptable with conformance scores of and at stations 1A and 1B, respectively. The line speed was increased back by and another retest was performed at 1556 hours, to ensure compliance at BPM, and recorded acceptable conformance scores of and at stations 1A and 1B, respectively, indicating process control. This document serves as a written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager, of the failure to meet regulatory requirements, and that continued failure could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation: There are five systems of postmortem inspection: Streamlined Inspection System (SIS) and the New Line Speed (NELS) Inspection System, both of which shall be used only for broilers and cornish game hens; the New Turkey Inspection (NTI) System, which shall be used only for turkeys; Traditional Inspection; and Ratite Inspection.

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