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: 02 Feb 2012

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

Citation: While performing a zero tolerance fecal check on reprocessed whole birds at 0923 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 9:15. Fecal material was located on the pelvic muscle just inside the tail on the left side of the spine, measured approximately 1/4 inch by 1/4 inch, had a semi-solid consistency, and was light green in color. Supervisor was notified at 0923 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. In response to the deviation, Mr. proposed retraining to address the cause of employee error, as well as performing a 100% monitoring recheck of any product bin the employee checks in the salvage process.There are no interventions between salvage reprocessing and the chiller. Reprocessed whole birds are transported to the chiller in stainless bins and conveyed into the chill system after being released by production and HACCP. 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 . Similar noncompliance is documented with NR YXA071211720N / 1. Cause of deviation:" ." Establishment proposed preventive measures included: Employee was disciplined according to company policy. Employee was retrained for whole bird reprocessing. In addition, employees have been reminded to not fill the bin completely to allow for more thorough monitoring. (1/23/12 to 1/27/12) Findings of monitoring will be recorded on Preventive measures were implemented but ineffective in preventing recurrence. Assistant Plant Manager is hereby notified in writing of this monitoring noncompliance and the need to implement and document effective measures to prevent recurrence, as was discussed with management in the weekly meeting today. This document serves as written notification that your continued failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory and or administrative action in accordance with 9 CFR 500.4.

Regulation:

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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