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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Sep 2010

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: Today 09/13/2010 during the hours of approximately 0515 to 0600 after Establishment 791's pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of operations, while performing procedure 01B02 (Pre-operational Sanitation Inspection) in Rooms 2495 (Kill Floor) and 1285 (Head Boning Room) I observed several noncompliances. The food contact surfaces noncompliances I observed include as follows: In Area II (Room 2495) Unit 31 numerous pieces of fat and a fatty build up on the inside surface of the edible lard chute; in Area III (Room 1285) a slimy product build up inside the edible kidney chute approximately 1 inch wide covering one half the circumference of the chute. I also observed the following non-product contact surfaces noncompliances: In Area II (Room 2495) Units 35 & 37 numerous drain flies on the wall and the auger trough wall; in Area III (Room 1285) Units 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 &11 numerous pieces of fat and meat, several livers, and a thick gray fatty build up on the inside of the auger trough. I also noticed a strong foul odor emitting from the drain and flume system in room 2495 and from the auger in Room 1285. The respective plant management representatives for these areas were notified of these noncompliances. I took immediate regulatory control action as described in 500.2(a)(1) and rejected the lard chute by placing U. S. Reject Tag # B 24763940. The lard chute was re-cleaned and sanitize. After re-inspection the reject tag was removed and the lard chute was released. All other noncompliances were corrected immediately. Upon review of Establishment 791's pre-operational sanitation records for 09/13/10 and the Special Service Record in the pest control log, I observed no documentation of these noncompliances. Dr. Food Safety Superintendent was verbally notified of these noncompliances and Establishment 791's failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.2(a), 416.4(a) & 416.4(b) as well as Establishment 791's SSOP Program dated 9/3/10 which states on page 3 "[redacted]" This Noncompliance Record serves as written notification of a monitoring noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory enforcement and/or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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.

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.


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