Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can
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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware
Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667
USDA Inspection Report: 02 Apr 2012
Citation: At approximately 2004 hours, while touring tray pack lines through I observed packages of Jumbo Tenders being put on trays and packaged on line of the department. Upon further observation of the finished packaged product, I noticed that the safe handling label was not legible. It was not likely to be able to be read or understood by the ordinary individual under conditions of purchase and use. I immediately rejected the Tray Pack Line 11 process, with US Reject tag # 38206333 Mr. , Night Shift Tray Pack Foreman, had the label machine was reset to show a large and improved safe handling label on the product as the corrective action and regulatory control was relinquished at approximately 2007 hours after the label was reset on the product. Mr. Night Shift Manager and Mr. , Night Shift Further Processing Superintendent, were both present and did witness the establishment's failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.125(b). As a result of this noncompliance, a check of the dry cooler found approximately 165 boxes of Jumbo Tenders (approximately 1600 trays) that had the ineligible safe handling labels on them. I took regulatory control by placing US Retained tag # B38206334 on the product found in the Dry Cooler. Mr. stated that the product that was produced prior to 2004 hours would be reworked by placing a safe handling sticker on them. After verifying the corrective actions were completed, regulatory control was relinquished and the product was released for shipment. This document serves as written notification that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could result in further administrative of regulatory actions as per 9 CFR 500.
381.125(b) Safe handling instructions shall be provided for all poultry products not processed in accordance with the provisions of §381.150(a) or that have not undergone other processing that would render them ready-to-eat, except as exempted under paragraph (b)(4) of this section.