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Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Inc.
Address: 29005 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966
Establishment No.: P3
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Jun 2012 (2)
Citation: PHIS Task: Other Inspection Requirement (Presentation), SIS Line# At 2052 hours, station 1A obtained a nonconformance score of that consisted of 1 viscera not uniformed points), 1 no viscera points) 1 membrane points) and birds with contamination inside points). This exceeded the process control limit of . Station 1B scored oints consisting of 2 viscera's on the shackle (16 points) and 1 membrane points). Ms. , Evsiceration Supervisor and Mr. , Superintendent for 1st Processing were notified of the noncompliance and the line speed was immediately reduced from BPM to BPM as per the streamlined inspection system requirements. After adjustments were made, a retest was performed at 2111 hours. Stations 1A and 1B each received acceptable scores of points. The original line speed resumed back to BPM. At 2133 hours, another test was performed to ensure compliance at BPM with acceptable scores of and respectively. The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 381.76 (b) of the Meat and Poultry Regulations where it states in part that "for the establishment to run processing line(s) at maximum speed, optimal conditions must be maintained so that inspection may be conducted efficiently". This document serves as written notification to Mr. ; Plant Manager that failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional 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.