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: 12 Mar 2012

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

Citation: While performing a Finished Product Standards check on evisceration line at 0532 hours, I observed visible fecal material on one carcass out of 10. Birds were randomly selected at CCP 3 pre-chill location. Fecal material was located on the uropygial gland (oil gland) area on the back side of the tail and on the front of the right leg. Fecal material was dark green in color, solid consistency with a distinct fecal odor, measuring approximately 1/4 x 1/2 inch glob on the tail, and a 1 1/2 inch smear on the leg. Shift Manager was notified and observed this monitoring noncompliance at 0532 hours as per 9 CFR 500.2(b). Ms. notified maintenance to initiate corrective actions and had the back up washer turned on as per HACCP Plan procedures. I observed as HACCP performed a retest on this evisceration line and no visible fecal material was observed. Product Disposition: The identified carcass was taken to the salvage station and reprocessed with chlorinated water in accordance with HACCP Plan procedures. I reviewed the CCP 3 HACCP record, Pre-Chill Fecal Contamination Log, and found the last acceptable check was performed at 5:27, authenticated with initials Management determined the cause of the deviation as birds misfeeding into equipment. Maintenance made equipment adjustments and Ms added an employee to monitor the birds on this evisceration line as a temporary preventive measure. 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 the pre chill location and the chiller. Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material must be prevented from entering the chill system in accordance with regulatory requirement 9 CFR 381.65(e). Regulatory requirements 9 CFR 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 CCP 3, found in CCP section, page 4 of the establishment's HACCP Plan. 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 in accordance with 9 CFR 500.4.


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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