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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 9 Mar 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.4(a), 416.13(c), 416.4(b), 416.1

Citation: Evisceration Line at 0525 hours: After plant pre-op procedures had been completed, but before start of operations, I observed noncompliance at the neck breaker machine (Area I, IU#16). There were numerous pieces of fat from the previous day's operation on the prongs that go inside the cavity of poultry carcasses. Fat and debris was observed on three of the prongs and also on the associated guide bars and surrounding framework. (QSI Manager) was immediately notified, equipment was rejected and USDA Tag #B34351489 was applied. Mr. was also shown meat, fat and blood on the gizzard pump and adjacent equipment. At 0543 Mr. requested that the aforementioned machinery be reinspected. The machinery was found to be clean as per QSI cleaning procedures outlined in QSI-0044 and regulatory control was relinquished. A review of the QA Pre-operational Sanitation Check Sheet revealed that QA did not randomly select the aforementioned IU. The requirements of Meat and Poultry regulations 416.1, 416.4(a), 416.4(b), and 416.13(c) were not met. Mr. , Plant Management is hereby notified in writing of this NR for noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements can lead to enforcement actions described in 9 CFR Part 500.4.

Regulation:

 416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.

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

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.

416.1 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.

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