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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware
Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Sep 2011
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.13(c)
Citation: At Approximately 1020 hours while touring the cone debone department I observed an overhead water line dripping onto an orange hose below which was dripping directly onto front halves on a conveyor belt. I immediately asked DS Cone Debone Supervisor, Mr. to stop the conveyor belt to prevent further product contamination. I rejected the process with US Reject Tag # B38206285. Establishment Maintenance did hang plastic to prevent the product from being contaminated. The Establishment Management also decided to condemn the affected product on the conveyor. While in the same area I also observed an establishment employee passing a tote over the tender conveyor belt as well as the same aforementioned front halve conveyor and the tote was dripping unclean condensate from the bottom of the tote onto the same affected product. The establishment's failure to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 416.4(d), and 416.13(c) were also witnessed by Plant Manager, Mrs. The plastic was hung and the affected product was condemned and regulatory control was relinquished at approximately 1025 hours. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could lead to further regulatory actions.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.