Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jun 2012 (3)

Code: 04C05
Violation: 381.65(b)

Citation: Upon touring the Evisceration department at approximately 0900 hours I observed 5 birds on line and that were cadavers all within 3 minutes of each other. I immediately stopped evisceration line 1 and notified Picking Supervisor as well as nbsp; 1st processing Superintendent and assured they observed the cadaver carcasses. 1 of the birds had the head attached and the neck was completely intact without a cut from the kill blade or back up killer suggesting the bird entered the scalder alive while still breathing. The carcasses were full of blood and the skin was dark red and purple in color.  The above mentioned is not meeting the requirements of 9 CFR 381.65 (b) and the Establishments failure to follow its own GCPs.  This record serves as written notification to Plant Manager that continued failure to meet the regulatory requirements could lead to additional regulatory control actions being taken per 9 CFR 500.

Regulation: Poultry must be slaughtered in accordance with good commercial practices in a manner that will result in thorough bleeding on the carcasses and ensure that breathing has stopped prior  to scalding. Blood from the killing operation must be confined to a relatively small area.

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