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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 7 Sep 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: At Approximately 2100 hours, after Plant Management performed their verification inspection and they released the room to me, and prior to the start-up of Production I observed the following noncompliance in room 2149 ( Bacon Injection.) On top of the Wolf Tech in each corner there is a round Stainless Steel Cylinder for a total of 4. These cylinders are round, approximately 12 inches high and a diameter of approximately 4 to 4 1/2 inches. they are connected to the lines that run the cure to the needles to inject cure into the Pork Bellies, which would make these cylinders Product contact. I observed product residue from previous day's production in all four cylinders. The residue build-up was yellow in color and had a consistency of Slim, and covered an area approximately 3 to 4 inches wide, and covered the whole Circumference of the cylinder. I rejected the Wolf Tech, and informed Mr. Production Supervisor, of the noncompliance. No reject tag was issued due to the fact that the above mentioned items were recleaned in my presence. 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 requirement of section 2.2 (Pre-Operational SSOP Inspection, monitoring and Documentation) of the written SSOP program dated and last revised 06/03/2010. The SSOP monitoring form was not completed yet to be reviewed by me. 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.