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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 18 May 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 417.2(c)(4), 381.65(e)

Citation: Today, May 18, 2012 at approximately 0539 hours while performing a zero tolerance check on Evisceration line I observed fecal on one of ten randomly selected carcasses.  The fecal material was located on the back of the wing, brownish in color and pasty in substance I immediately notified Mr. , First Processing Superintendent, 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. The affected carcass was taken to the reprocessing area to be rinsed. Mr. verbally informed me that the cause of the deviation was the bird  flipper before the final washer was bent. 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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