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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 30 May 2012

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

Citation: Today, May 30, 2012 at approximately 0540 hours, while performing a poultry finished product standard procedure on evisceration line I observed visible fecal material on the left hock joint of one out of ten randomly selected carcasses.  The fecal material was approximately 1/8 of inch in length, green and pasty in substance. I immediately notified Mr. , Day Shift First Processing Superintendent, who observed the affected carcass. Corrective actions were immediately implemented, line speed was reduced from bpm to bpm. An associate was placed at the end of the af cted 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 reprocessed. The Slaughter HACCP Verification procedure 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 broken viscera being placed in shackle on top of hock joint by the puller.  The establishment failed to meet the regulatory of of 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) and 381.65(e).  This document serves as a 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:

381.65(e) Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material shall be prevented from entering the chilling tank.

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

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