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: 5 Jul 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 417.2(c)(4), 381.65(e)

Citation: Evisceration Line At 1015 hours while performing task Poultry Finished Product Standards on evisceration line I observed fecal material on the inner surface of 1 of 10 randomly selected carcasses selected for inspection. The fecal material was on two locations within the kidney region; both were approximately 1/8 inch in size, oval in shape, greenish-brown in color and semi-pasty in consistency. I informed and showed Mr. , 1st Processing Superintendent who was in the area. Mr. 1st Processing Superintendent implemented corrective actions as described in the HACCP Plan for CCP #2. Mr. was also informed of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements 9 CFR 381.65(e) and 9 CFR 417.2(c) 4. A review of the establishment Zero Tolerance Check sheet dated 07/05/2012 revealed that the last acceptable check was performed at 1000 hours by QA Tech, An acceptable retest was performed by at 1036 hours. A review of the establishments pre-shipment review was performed at 1335 hours for the affected lot and all affected CCP's ;and were found to be acceptable and complete at 1300 hours, signed by , Q.A. Technician. This NR serves as written notification to Mr. , Plant Manager of the establishments failure to meet the regulatory requirements and that continue failure could result in enforcement action as per 9 CFR 500.4.

Regulation:

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits.

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminatedwith visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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