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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Oct 2011

Code: 04B04
Violation: 381.126

Citation: At approximately 1500 hours, while touring the Stretch Bag department with Dr. We observed a packaged whole bird coded date of pack "1200" stamped on it. Code 1200 corresponds to July 19, 2011. Coded Pack date of "1300" should have been used for the date of today, 10/27/2011. We immediately rejected the process of the stretch bag department, with US Reject tag #B38206268.The label machine was reset and regulatory control of the lines was relinquished at approximately 1513 hours after the correct date was applied. Approximately 1070 boxes of 40 lb whole birds which was produced between the time of 7:00 AM to 3:00 pm were retained with US Retain tags #B38206161, #B38206297, and #38206300. Mr. , Stretch Bag Supervisor was present and did witness the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.126 of the Meat and Poultry regulations. As a result of this noncompliance, the corrective actions were initiated by reworking the whole birds that were produced in the stretch bag department prior to 1500 hours on 10/27/2011. After verifying the corrective actions were completed, regulatory control was relinquished and the product was release for shipment. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could result in further administrative or regulatory actions as per 9 CFR 500.

Regulation:

381.126 The immediate container for dressed poultry shall be marked with a lot number which shall be the number of the day of the year on which the poultry was slaughtered or a coded number.

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