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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 11 May 2012

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

Citation: After the establishment had completed pre-operational sanitation procedures and lock/tag out was satisfactorily completed, but before the start of operations, the following noncompliances was observed. Area 1, Wing Dip Tank (IU#39): At 0502 hours too numerous to count feathers from the previous day operation were observed inside the scalder braces, once filled with water the feathers would break loose (direct product contact surfaces). Mr. , QSI Manager was immediately shown the aforementioned condition and was notified of the establishments’ failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13 (c), 416.4(a) and 416.1 as well Pre-operational Sanitation Procedures as outlined on pages 1 and 2 of the Pre-operational Procedures.The equipment was rejected with U.S. Rejected Tag #B38205360 as per 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1). A review of the establishments QA Pre-operational Check Sheet dated 05/11/2012 revealed that QA did randomly select the aforementioned IU and found it to be acceptable.At 0524 hours after restoration of sanitary conditions by the establishment the regulatory control action was relinquished. No product was involved.Area 3, First one third of Main Chiller #1 (IU#41): At 0618 hours several pieces of meat and fat of various sizes were observed on top of the entry chute from the previous days operation (direct product contact surfaces). Mr. , QSI Manager  was immediately shown the aformentioned condition and was notified of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory (requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a) and 416.1 as well Preoperational Sanitation Procedures as outlined on pages 1 and 2 of the Pre-operational procedures. The IU was rejected with U.S. Rejected Tag #B38205355 as per 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1). A review of the establishments QA Pre-operational Check Sheet dated 05/11/2012 revealed that QA did not randomly select the aforementioned IU. At 0633 hours after restoration of sanitary conditions by the establishment the regulatory control action was relinquished. No product was involved. This document serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continued failure could result in additional regulatory or administration action as per 9 CFR 500.4. After the establishment had completed pre-operational sanitation procedures and lock/tag out was satisfactorily completed, but before the start of operations, the following noncompliances was observed. Area 1, Wing Dip Tank (IU#39): At 0502 hours too numerous to count feathers from the previous day operation were observed inside the scalder braces, once filled with water the feathers would break loose (direct product contact surfaces). Mr. , QSI Manager was immediately shown the aforementioned condition and was notified of the establishments’ failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13 (c), 416.4(a) and 416.1 as well Pre-operational Sanitation Procedures as outlined on pages 1 and 2 of the Pre-operational Procedures.The equipment was rejected with U.S. Rejected Tag #B38205360 as per 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1). A review of the establishments QA Pre-operational Check Sheet dated 05/11/2012 revealed that QA did randomly select the aforementioned IU and found it to be acceptable.At 0524 hours after restoration of sanitary conditions by the establishment the regulatory control action was relinquished. No product was involved.Area 3, First one third of Main Chiller #1 (IU#41): At 0618 hours several pieces of meat and fat of various sizes were observed on top of the entry chute from the previous days operation (direct product contact surfaces). Mr. , QSI Manager  was immediately shown the aformentioned condition and was notified of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory (requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a) and 416.1 as well Preoperational Sanitation Procedures as outlined on pages 1 and 2 of the Pre-operational procedures. The IU was rejected with U.S. Rejected Tag #B38205355 as per 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1). A review of the establishments QA Pre-operational Check Sheet dated 05/11/2012 revealed that QA did not randomly select the aforementioned IU. At 0633 hours after restoration of sanitary conditions by the establishment the regulatory control action was relinquished. No product was involved. This document serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continued failure could result in additional regulatory or administration action as per 9 CFR 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.

416.1 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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