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: 14 Mar 2012

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

Citation: At 1042, I randomly selected ten carcasses after the final washer from evisceration line to perform a fecal check. I observed a smear of visible fecal material on the leg area of the 7th bird I checked of ten. The fecal material was less that 1/8th of an inch in diameter, greenish in color and of a semi-solid consistency. (Shift Manager) was notified and observed this monitoring noncompliance. Ms. had the back up washer turned on to initiate corrective action as per the HACCP plan procedure for CCP #3. I observed as HACCP Tech performed a retest on evisceration line and no visible fecal material was observed. The fecal contaminated carcass was taken to the salvage station for reprocessing with chlorinated water as per the HACCP procedure at this CCP. I reviewed HACCP records on the pre-chill/fecal contaminant log for CCP #3 and found the last acceptable check was performed at 0910, authenticated with initials . Management determined the cause of the deviation to be the carcasses being crossed on the line while going through the final washer cabinet plastic curtains. Ms. informed me that the curtains were trimmed and employees at the final trim location would be trained to prevent carcasses from going to the wash cabinet crossed. Ms. also informed me that a Management meeting would be held after work to discuss recent fecal failures. I then verified all regulatory requirements were met including pre-shipment review for the affected production lot and found all regulatory requirements were met. There is no intervention between the pre-chill location and the chill system. Poultry carcasses contaminated with visible fecal material must be prevented from entering the chill system. The requirements of Meat and Poultry Regulation 417.2(c) (4) and 381.65(e) were not met. This is also a deviation from the critical limit for zero tolerance for visible fecal contamination at CCP #3, found in the CCP section of the plants HACCP plan on page #4. Mr. (Assistant Plant Manager) is hereby notified of this monitoring noncompliance and the need to implement and document effective preventive measures. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.

Regulation:

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;

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

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