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: 09 Feb 2012

Code: 03J04
Violation: 381.65(e)

Citation: While performing a zero tolerance fecal check on evisceration line at 0626 hours, I observed non compliance of visible fecal material on one carcass out of 10, randomly selected at the pre chill location. This check is performed after the final washer. Fecal material was dark brown in color pasty consistency and approximately 1/2 inch in size located on the right leg hock covering it. Supervisor Mr. was immediately notified of this monitoring noncompliance. Mr. had the back up wash cabinet on this evisceration line turned on to initiate corrective actions in accordance with HACCP Plan procedures. The affected carcass was taken to the reprocessing area to be washed in chlorinated water. I observed as QA Tech performed a retest at 06:35 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 0601 hours authenticated with initials ( . All regulatory requirements including pre-shipment review were verified and found to be acceptable. 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 Mr. 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 failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

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

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