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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 2015 hrs on Sunday, August 29, 2010 while walking through room 2225 ( Product storage cooler) I observed the following noncompliance. In room 2225 there was a Grey Vat ( edible Product) covered with a Plastic covering labeled diced Hot Dog rework. On top of the Plastic covering I observed a numerous amount of Particulates. I also observed a hole in the Plastic covering approximately 2 inches round. Upon further observation the product in the vat was covered with this particulate directly underneath the hole in the covering. The particulates were Black in color and to numerous to count, the particulates were small, about the same size as pepper out of a Pepper shaker. I immediately took regulatory control of the vat by attaching USDA retain tag # B 18 774230 and informing Mr. Production Lead in the Packaging Department. This noncompliance of direct product contamination is in violation of the Meat and Poultry regulations 416.13(c) and 416.4(d). Upon review of the Est. written SSOP plan dated and signed on 2/15/2010 section 3.4, [redacted]. The last monitoring check performed by Technical Services was performed on 8/25/2010. This document serves as written notification of 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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.