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Mountaire Farms of Delamarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2012

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

Citation: Today, at approximately 1111 hours, while performing a poultry finished product standards task on evisceration line I observed fecal material on the inside upper back area of one out of ten randomly selected carcasses. The fecal material was approximately  a half inch in length, pasty and brownish color. I immediately notified Mr. , Day Shift First Processing Superintendent, who observed the affected carcass. Corrective actions were immediately implemented per the establishments HACCP plan for CCP 2B. Line speed was reduced from birds per minute to The affected carcass was taken to the reprocessing salvage area, washed inside and outside and placed in the salvage tank. The last acceptable check was documented on the establishments zero tolerance log at 1046 hours. Mr. verbally stated the root cause was due to the liver puller not turning the bird around before it reached the crop machine. 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. 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.

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