Putting Glass Walls on Delaware Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Allen Harim Foods, LLC.

Address: 18752 Harbeson Road, Harbeson, DE 19951
Establishment No.: P935

USDA Inspection Report: 29 Dec 2011

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: While performing a zero tolerance fecal check on evisceration line at 11:11 hours, I observed visible fecal material on one carcass out of 10, randomly selected at the pre chill location. Fecal material was dark brown in color with a semi solid consistency, approximately inch in size located in three spots spread over the vent area down into the back of the bird, there was a portion of intestine approximately 4 in long curl in the area. Supervisor Ms was immediately notified of this monitoring noncompliance. The back up wash cabinet on this evisceration line was turned on to initiate corrective actions in accordance with HACCP Plan procedures. I observed as HACCP Tech Mrs. performed a retest at 11: 19 hours and no visible fecal material was observed. I reviewed Pre-Chill Fecal Contamination Log for CCP 3 and found the last acceptable check was performed at 10:36 hours, authenticated with initials . I verified all recordsand procedure on the affected production lot and found all regulatory requirements were met, including pre-shipment review. Since there are no interventions between the pre chill location and the chiller it is probable that the contaminated carcass would have entered into the chill system. Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material must be prevented from entering the chill system in accordance with 9 CFR 381.65(e). Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 381.65(e), and 417.2(C)(4) were not met. This is also a deviation from the critical limit of zero visible fecal material at CCP 3, found in CCP section, page 4 of the establishment's HACCP Plan. Slaughter hazard analysis states: HACCP monitoring to verify effectiveness of zero tolerance criteria. See FSIS regulation 381.65(e). Assistant Plant Manager Mr. is hereby notified of this monitoring noncompliance and the need to implement and document effective measures to prevent recurrence.

Regulation:

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

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