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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 9 Sep 2010
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(2), 416.4(b)
Citation: Today 09/09/10 at approximately 07:00 hours will performing procedure 06D01 in the offal department I observed noncompliance. The noncompliance I found was as follows: In room 1310 the skid with black plastic separators was covered with white product of variable sizes ranging from practical size to pieces up to three inches in length, a pile of white product approximately one inch in depth and the size of the skid in diameter was underneath the skid of separators a skid of empty bung boxes ready for use were wet with water splash and pieces of white product around the outside of the stack of boxes, a floor drain was covered with debris and white fatty residue, and debris of various kinds were on the floor near the back wall. In room 1305 there was fatty particles and debris spread out across the floor. In room 1300 numerous pieces of white product of various size and shapes and a brown slimy substance covering an area of approximately 10 feet by 20 feet on the floor, and four bung trucks containing product with pieces of dried hardened product wrapped around the wheels of the trucks. Even though there was no direct product contamination, I immediately took regulatory control action as described in 500.2(a)(1) due to the insanitary conditions and I rejected the areas by placing US Retain tags numbered B 24762128 on the skid of black separators and B 24763938 on room number 1310, B 24763939 on room number 1305 and B 24763937 & B 24763936 on room number 1300 and plant management was notified. I reviewed Establishment 791's Operational Sanitation Record for rooms 1300, 1305 and 1310 up to 07:00 hours for today and found no documentation of these noncompliances. Mr. , Offal Supervisor was verbally notified of these noncompliances and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(b)(2) and 416.4(b) as well as Establishment 791's GMP Program dated 02/15/10 which states on page 8 under Sanitary Operations: that "Non-food contact surfaces or equipment used in the operation of food plants should be cleaned as frequently as necessary to protect against contamination of food." and under General Building Maintenance: that [redacted] This document serves as written notification of a facilities-product based noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further enforcement and/or administrative actions as described in 9 CFR 500.4.
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.