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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 20 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 0650 hours, while performing pre-operational sanitation inspection, after the plant had completed their pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of operations the following noncompliance's were observed in Room 2335 Ham Boning. 1. Product residue and fat build-up observed on S/S side( product contact surface) on the top conveyor belt of the boning table. The area of fat build-up was several inches wide and approximately 10 feet long. 2. Numerous meat and fat particles on the S/S chutes from top conveyor belt to lower conveyor belt and S/S sides of the area separating the top and lower conveyor belts. Particles too numerous to count and ranged in size from small particles size pieces to larger pieces approximately 1 inch by 1 inch and were observed along the entire length of the boning table. 3. Fat build-up observed on S/S bar of the dumper at the end of boning table. The bar holds the combo bins in place while the bins are being dumped and is a product contact surface. The fat build-up was several inches wide and approximately 3 feet long. Also meat and fat pieces on the framework of the 2 dumpers at the end of the boning table. 4. Meat and fat pieces observed on S/S shovel and surrounding wall area where shovel was hanging. The shovel is used for product and areas of meat and fat were direct product contact surfaces. 5. Meat and fat pieces observed in inside product contact surface of tumbler massager. Pieces ranged in size from smaller particle size pieces to larger pieces approximately 1 inch by 1 inch. All the pieces equipment mentioned above were rejected and Mr. 1st shift Production Supervisor was notified of the noncompliance's. No tag issued as all equipment cleaned immediately. The establishment was notified of their failure to meet the requirements of 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) of the Meat and Poultry Regulations as well as the requirements of section 2.2(Pre-operational SSOP Inspection, Monitoring and Documentation) of the written SSOP Program dated and last revised 6/3/2010. A review of the company's pre-operational sanitation Inspection form for this room 2335 indicated a total of 23 deficiencies documented by the plant employee performing pre-op. All the deficiencies were marked as cleaned and sanitized. Several of the deficiencies documented appear to be the same equipment as noted in the noncompliance's listed above. A similar noncompliance NR#0041-2010-17280 was documented on 6/22/2010 for failure to demonstrate sanitary conditions of equipment and direct product contact surfaces in Room 2335 at pre-operational sanitation inspection. The establishment response to NR# 41 was to retrain production management employees, Technical Services personnel and Sanitation Personnel. All documentation provided showing training had been completed. The preventive measures have been implemented, but appear to be ineffective as indicated by today's noncompliance. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as outlined in 9 CFR 500.4 Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: Retraining of Plant management, Technical Services personnel and sanitation personnel NR: 41-2010 dated 6/22/2010
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.