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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware
Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667
USDA Inspection Report: 19 Jan 2012
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 15:10 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012 while touring the second processing department in Breast Debone the following noncompliance was noted. I observed a plant employee washing down the dirty floor with water which was also splashing (from the dirty floor) directly onto an uncovered “cone head” of the breast debone conveyer belt line There was no water washing down the “cone head” nor the conveyer belt to Breast debones line at the time of Inspection. Regulatory control action was initiated by stopping the line, and the products were retained by the application of a US retained tag numbered B38206174. I immediately notified Mr. Day shift Breast Debone Superintendent of this noncompliance and that a regulatory control actions were taken. The requirements of parts 416.13(c); 416.4(a &d) of the meat and poultry regulations were not met. Ms. Plant manager is being notified through this noncompliance record of the plant failure to meet the regulatory requirements, and that official control action was initiated. Upon restoration of the sanitary conditions regulatory control action was relinquished and operation resumed as normal. This document serves as a written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action described in 9 CFR 500
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.