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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 (1)

Code: 06D02
Violation:  381.76(b)

Citation: Evisceration Line At 1527 hours while performing Other Inspection Task (presentation check), a nonconformance score of 26 ;observed on Streamline Inspection System (SIS)  evisceration line which exceeds the conformance level of Deficiencies observed were; 1 no viscera points) and 1 contamination inside bird points). Mr. Evisceration N/S Supervisor, was notified that a retest would be performed in 10 minutes. At 1537 hours a retest was performed, a nonconformance score of was observed at station 1A. Deficiencies observed at 1A were 2 viscera not uniform oints each), 1 no viscera points) and 1 contamination inside bird points). Mr. First Processing N/S Superintendent, was notified and the line speed was immediately reduced from birds per minute to birds per minute. At 1552 hours a retest was performed at both station; 1A and 1B; and scored and points. The line speed resumed back to BPM. At 1602 hours, another test was performed to ensure compliance at BPM with acceptable scores of and espectively. The establishment failed to meet the requirements of 9 CPR 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 condition 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.

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