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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 28 Jun 2010
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: On June 28, 2010 at 1200, as I was walking through the cooler performing a 01C02 (sanitary operations) procedure, I observed the following noncompliance. I observed an approximately 5"x4" hole in the side of a cardboard box containing 60 lbs. of frozen 80% beef [redacted], product of [redacted] The hole in the side of the box exposed the contents of the box to possible contamination. Regulatory control action was taken according to 9 CFR parts 500.2 (a) (2) This box was immediately retained for possible contamination and identified with U.S. Reject/Retain Tag #B19101834. The box was located on the first layer on a wooden pallet containing a total of thirty five boxes of the same product (levels of 5) at the north side of the cooler. There were three pallets in the area each pallet has 35 boxes, I further investigated the whole pallets the middle pallet have two boxes approximately 6" X 3" of exposed product. This box was immediately retained for possible contamination and identified with U.S. Reject/Retain Tag #B31 837257. I further investigate the last pallet two boxes, on the top pallet the other at the bottom of the wooden pallet, approximately 7" X 4", holes. These boxes were immediately retained for possible contamination and identified with U.S. Reject/Retain Tag #B39581656. Mr. Mr. Technical Service, Food Safety Supervisor was verbally notified of the noncompliance, of the retention of the 300 lbs. of frozen beef and failure of the plant to meet the Meat and Poultry Regulations 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.1, CFR 416.4(d) which states: Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments. Also in noncompliance with Est. written SSOP plan, dated 2/15/2010, under Operational Sanitation standard procedure, Item 3.2, page 8 and item 3.4.1, page 11. Reviewed the SSOP Operational Sanitation monitoring Form for 06/28/2010 showed no documentation of the above incident. All the three pallets were inspected in front of Inspection personnel, The five boxes about 300 lbs which were exposed were condemned voluntarily by plant Management at about 17:30 hours in my presence. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.