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: 4 May 2012
Citation: Offal Room: At approximately 0605 hours while up stairs of the offal room inspecting the denaturing process, I observed the front portion of a rat (the head and some of the body) approximately 4 inches in length. The rat then disappeared. A few minutes later another rat was seen approximately six feet from my location, walking toward the western wall. The rat was approximately eight inches in length was seen walking the grates. The grates had an accumulation of meat and fat from previous day(s) operation on the top portion. At that point I left the offal room and informed Mr. , Maintenance Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.2(a). A review of the establishments Pest Control Log revealed that the contracted pest control company last visited the establishment on 05/02/2012 and no sightings (evidence) of rats were noted. This NR serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continued failure could result in enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.
Regulation: Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.