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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 04 Jan 2012

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.4(d), 416.13(c), 416.13(b)

Citation: At 1849 hours, while the eviseration department Lines and were going through midshift cleanup and Lines and the savage station, and the Gizzard Table were still in operation, I observed debris from Lines and being sprayed onto the Gizzard Table creating an insanitary condition as well as adulterating the gizzards. This is a noncompliance with 9CFR416.4d. I took a regulatory control action (9CFR500) by applying US Reject/Retain tag #B19-184982 (stopping that operation): rejecting the Gizzard Table as an insanitary product contact surface, and retaining adulterated product (Gizzards). I notified Supervisor and Supervisor of the noncompliance, that product integrity was impacted, and of my action. Supervisors Chambers and Tull proceeded with corrective action for the adulterated product (gizzards impacted were condemned) and brought the Gizzard table back in compliance (product contact surfaces were cleaned). Regulatory control was released at 1849 hours. This document serves as written notification to Ms. (Plant Manager) of the noncompliance with 9CFR416.1, 416.13(b), and 416.13(c). Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory action per 9CFR500.4

Regulation:

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.

416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies
specified.

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