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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jul 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)

Citation: At approximately 0535, 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 noncompliances were observed in Room 2141 Bacon Slicing Room. 1. Several meat and fat pieces observed on the belly stacker conveyor belt on the hotel layout line. Pieces observed ranged in size from particle size pieces to other pieces approximately 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch and were observed on direct product contact surface of the conveyor belt. 2. Piece of fat approximately 1 inch by 1 inch observed on inside product contact surface of white plastic lug staged for use alongside the takeaway conveyor of the bacon layout line. 3. Product residue from previous days production observed on the conveyor roller on the inspection conveyor on the hotel layout line. product residue wrapped around roller at the far end of the conveyeyor and was observed on direct product contact surface. All equipment mentioned above were rejected and Mrs. Bacon Room Supervisor was notified of the noncompliances. No tag issued as all equipment immediately cleaned and sanitized. 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 6/3/10. The establishments Pre-operational Inspection Form for the bacon slicing room 2141 was not completed at the time of the inspection. A later review indicated deficiencies for both the belly stacker and inspection tables and indicated both had been cleaned and sanitized. A similar noncompliance NR#0042-2010-17280 was documented on 7/20/10 for failure to demonstrate sanitary condions of equipent and direct product contact surfaces in Room 2335 at pre-operational sanitation inspection. This document serves as written notificationthat your failure to comly with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administative action as out lined 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.


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