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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 28 Sep 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)

Citation: On September 28, 2010 at 1530, I performed an operational sanitation inspection, ISP procedure code 01C02. While performing this operational sanitation inspection, I observed the following noncompliance in cut, room 2600 1. 0ne combo of hams about 2266 lbs fresh hams contaminated with grease, some of the top section and bottom section of the hams have black grease about 3/8 inch up to 3/4 inch in diameter, grease spots ranging in size from 3/8 to inch in diameter on the skinned collars of the hams. I took regulatory control action according to 9CFR part 500.2(a) (2) by tagging the combo with USDA Retain /Rejected tag # B24 762091. I informed Lead employee and Supervisor of cut room. The retained hams were reconditioned and re-inspected at about 16:30 I relinquished the regulatory control action at about 14:30. 2. Inspector from kill floor observed tails contaminated with grease spots ranging in size 1/8 inch to inch in diameter. In cut room, room 2600. he took regulatory control action according to 9CFR part 500.2(a) (2) by tagging the comb bins approximately 383 lbs, with USDA Retain /Rejected tag # B24 762080, Mr. and Mr. Supervisor of cut room were notified, The tails were reconditioned and re-inspected and total 40 lbs of contaminated tails were condemned by plant. I relinquished the regulatory control action at about 17:00. I notified Food Safety Supervisor and Mr. Supervisor of cut room, of the noncompliance failure to meet regulatory requirements Regulations 9 CFR 416.1 because of insanitary conditions to ensure that product is not adulterated, 416.4(d) for not protecting product from adulteration during processing, and 416.13(c) for the establishments failure to adequately monitor the implementation of the sanitation Sop. 3.2 (Operational Sanitation Standard Operational procedures) of their SSOP program dated 5/18/10. A review of the establishment operational sanitation inspection form indicated no documentation of the above noncompliance. Similar noncompliance was documented on NR-0058-2010-17159, dated 08/27/2010. Plant preventive measure states" The kill floor chain and rails are placed on the Master Sanitation Schedule to be cleaned monthly. In addition, when hams are being rejected due to grease, they are going to be placed in a vat that is clearly indentified as product that is to be reconditioned." Due to the repetitive nature of this regulatory noncompliance, it is reasonable to conclude that the proposed preventive measure were ineffective. This issue was discussed with plant management during the weekly meeting on 08/13/2010 and 08/27/2010. Furthermore, plant management is hereby notified with this noncompliance report in writing that failure to provide meaningful corrective / preventive measure may result additional regulatory and /or administrative action.


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.


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