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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Sep 2011

Code: 06D02
Violation: 381.76(b)

Citation: At 1940 hours, I observed a Presentation non-compliance on evisceration line station A. A nonconformance score of was observed. The nonconformance defects consisted four of birds "viscera on shackle" (scoring points), one bird "viscera not uniform” (scoring points) and one 1 bird “not reflected” (scoring points). Ms. (Evisceration line supervisor) was immediately notified of the establishment’s failure. The establishment immediately reduced the line speed to B.P.M. as per NELS requirements. At 2000 hours the retest performed by the Q.A. Technician with the initials ( was found to be acceptable and line speed was increased to B.P.M. Ms. Plant Manager is being notified through this NR of the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.76 (b) and that official control action was initiated as per Rules of Practice 9 CFR Section 500. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) may result in additional regulatory or administrative action(s).

Regulation:

381.76(b) SIS may be performed by one inspector (SIS–1) or two inspectors (SIS– 2). SIS–1 requires that the establishment provide one inspection station for each line and adequate reinspection facilities so carcasses can be removed from each line for evaluation. The maximum line speed for SIS–1 is 35 birds per minute. SIS–2 requires that the establishment provide two inspection stations for each line and adequate reinspection facilities so carcasses can be removed from each line for evaluation. The maximum line speed for SIS–2 is 70 birds per minute.

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