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Mountaire Farms of Demarva, Delaware
Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Jul 2012
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: Approximately 1745 hours, while walking through the evisceration area, I observed birds too numerous to count laying in the rehang department floor. I immediately took regulatory control action by stopping the kill process on Evisceration lines 1 and 2. I notified Mr. Night Shift First Processing Superintendent and Mr. Andrew Evisceration Supervisor, both who were present and witnessed the noncompliance and the establishment's failure to comply with the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(b) and 416.4(d). This is in violation of the establishment's SSOP plan which states " Also, in violation of the SSOP plan for product flow which states, on page I observed the birds being picked up and reconditioned according to the establishments SSOP procedures At 1749 hours, I relinquished regulatory control when the process was brought back under control. This document serves as written notification to Ms. , Plant Manager that your continued failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional administrative or regulatory actions as per 9 CFR 500.
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.