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: 20 Jan 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 417.2(c)(4), 381.65(e)

Citation: While performing a zero tolerance fecal check on reprocessed whole birds at 1127 hours, I observed visible fecal material on one carcass out of 10. Birds were randomly selected from a bin of birds that had been released by HACCP at 11:14 and were in the process of being placed on the whole bird conveyor and conveyed into the chill system. I requested the tank to be rolled back to the salvage area and found fecal material measuring approximately 1 inch by inch was located inside the breast, had a semi-solid consistency, light green color. Supervisor and 1st Shift Manager were immediately notified at 1127 hours of the monitoring noncompliance and observed the fecal material as per 9 CFR 500.2(b). I observed as corrective actions were initiated by the HACCCP Technician, including retaining the bin in which the fecal material was found. Product Disposition: The identified carcass was reprocessed with chlorinated water in accordance with the HACCP Plan procedures. I reviewed the CCP 1(a) HACCP record, Whole Bird Reprocessing Fecal Contamination Log, and found the bin had been checked, found acceptable and released, authenticated with initials I then verified all regulatory requirements were met, including pre-shipment review for the affected production lot and found regulatory requirements were met. There are no interventions between salvage reprocessing and the chiller. Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material must be prevented from entering the chill system in accordance with regulatory requirements 9 CFR 381.65(e). Regulatory requirements 417.2(C)(4) and 381.65(e) were not met. This is also a deviation from the critical limit of zero visible fecal contamination at the in the establishment’s HACCP Plan found in the CCP section, page 1. In response to the deviation, Ms. proposed retraining to address the cause of employees not performing job duties as previously trained, as well as adjustments in the management hold monitoring process. Similar noncompliance is documented with NR YXA2413011304N /1. Cause of deviation: Poor job performance-Line Leader did not perform job duties as perviously trained. Establishment proposed preventive measures included: Findings of monitoring will be recorded on Preventive measures were implemented but ineffective in preventing recurrence. Assistant Plant Manager is hereby notified of this monitoring noncompliance and the need to implement and document effective measures to prevent recurrence. This document serves as written notification that your continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory and or administrative action.


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

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;

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