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Mountaire Farms of Delmarva, Delaware
Address: Hoosier Street and Railroad Avenue, Selbyville, DE 19975
Establishment No.: P667
USDA Inspection Report: 16 Jul 2012
Citation: At approximately 1439 hours, I observed a presentation non-compliance on evisceration line station #B. A nonconformance score of was observed. The nonconformance defects consisted of 2 birds “no viscera” (scoring points) and 1 bird “parts inside” (scoring point). Mr. , Night Shift First Processing Superintendent was immediately notified of the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.76(b) of the Meat and Poultry Regulations The line speed was immediately reduced to Birds per Minute as per NELS requirements. At 1445 hours, the retest was performed by QA technician with the initials and was found acceptable and the line speed was increased to B.P.M. A subsequent retest was conducted at the line speed B.P.M. by QA technician with the initials and found to be acceptable for process control. Ms. Plant Manager, is being notified through this NR of the establishment’s failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 9 CFR 381.76 (b). This document serves as written notification that continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements may result in additional regulatory or administrative actions as per 9 CFR 500.
Regulation: There are five systems of post-mortem inspection: Streamlined Inspection System (SIS) and the New Line Speed (NELS) Inspection System, both of which shall be used only for broilers and cornish game hens; the New Turkey Inspection (NTI) System, which shall be used only for turkeys; Traditional Inspection; and Ratite Inspection.