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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 8 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately at 0450 hours on Friday morning, July 9, 2010, in room 2600 ( cut Floor ) after Plant management has performed their verification checks for Pre-Operational Sanitation and the room was released to me and prior to the start of Production, the following noncompliance's were observed by me. The front feet conveyor that runs overhead from the Ham line to the Packaging station was in a unsanitary condition, the Stainless steel sides ( Product contact) which run the entire length of the overhead conveyor were covered on both sides of the conveyor with product residue from previous day's Production. The residue was whitish in color and covered an area approximately 10 feet long and 2 inches wide on the one side, and 4 feet long by 2 inches wide on the other. The neck Bone incline conveyor which runs from the cut line up to an overhead conveyor, had Product residue at the top of the incline on the stainless steel side, ( product contact) the residue was yellowish and red in color, and covered an area on both sides of the conveyor approximately 14 inches long and 3 inches wide. The overhead product conveyor, stainless steel sides, (product contact) were also covered with Product Residue, this conveyor transports both neck Bones and Jowls for packaging or further processing.. The Residue covered both sides of the conveyor and was whitish and red in color and covered an area approximately 30 inches long and 4 inches wide. Also at the place where the Jowl incline conveyor dumps on to the overhead conveyor, there is a stainless steel divider ( product contact) which is approximately 30 inches long and 4 inches high, this was also covered with the Whitish, red colored Residue. I rejected all the above items, and informed Mr. Cut Floor Supervisor of the noncompliance's. No USDA reject Tag was attached to the above equipment, due to the fact that all the above mentioned items were cleaned in my presence. The Monitoring sheet was not filled out, or available for review at the time of my observations. This SSOP / Pre-Operational Sanitation noncompliance is in violation of the Meat and Poultry regulations 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) and in noncompliance with the Est. written SSOP plan which is dated 2?25/2010, under section 2.2 or Pre-Operational SSOP inspection. This Document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or Administrative action as outlined in 9 CFR 500.4.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.