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: 05 Apr 2012

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

Citation: While performing a zero tolerance fecal check on evisceration line at 10:51 hours, I observed visible fecal material on the outside of one of  the ten birds carcass , randomly selected at the pre chill location. Fecal material was dark brown in color with a semi solid consistency, approximately1/4 inch in size ( circled ) located outside of the carcass on the right drumstick. Shift Manager Ms was immediately notified of this monitoring noncompliance. The back up wash cabinets on this evisceration line was turned on to initiate corrective actions in accordance with HACCP Plan procedures. I observed as HACCP Tech Mrs did a retest at 10:56 hours and no visible fecal material was observed.  The contaminated bird was taken to the reprocessing area and washed in chlorinated water. I reviewed Pre-Chill Fecal Contamination Log for CCP 3 and found the last acceptable check was performed at 10:39 hours, authenticated with initials I verified all records and procedure on the affected production lot and found all regulatory requirements were met, including pre-shipment review. Since there are no interventions between the pre chill location and the chiller it is a probability 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. Slaughter hazard analysis states: HACCP monitoring is to verify effectiveness of zero tolerance criteria. See FSIS Regulation 381.65(e). Assistant Plant Manager Mr. is hereby notified of this monitoring noncompliance and the need to implement and document effective measures to prevent recurrence.


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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