Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 06 Jan 2012

Code: 03J02
Violation: 417.2(c)(4), 381.65(e)

Citation: Today, January 5, 2012 at approximately 1112 hours, while perfor g a poultry finished product standard procedure on evisceration line I observed fecal material inside the left wing of one out of ten randomly selected carcasses. The fecal material was approximately one quarter inch in length, green and pasty in substance. I immediately notified Mr. Day Shift Supervisor, who observed the affected carcass. Corrective actions were immediatel implemented, line speed was reduced from bpm to bpm. An associate was placed at the end of the affected line, and upon completion of the retest line speed was resumed to bpm per the HACCP plan for CCP 2B. Mr. took the affected carcass to the salvage area lung gunned out and washed with ppm chlorinated water, put back in the flow of product. The last acceptable fecal check was documented at 1039 hours on the establishment monitoring log. The Slaughter HACCP verification was performed for the pertinent CCPs including the pre-shipment review, and found acceptable. Mr. First Processing Superintendent, verbally informed me that the root cause of the deviation was, the pac-man gizzard puller machine was out of time. The establishment failed to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) and 381.65(e). This document serves as written notification to Mrs. Plant Manager, that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory enforcement actions per 9 CFR 500.

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 contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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