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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 31 Oct 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: Starting at approximately 2128 hrs in room 2276 while conducting an unscheduled 01B02 I observed the following noncompliance. Room 2276 was released for preoperational USDA inspection at approximately 2120 hrs. There was an accumulation of meat scraps from a previous day in the blood collection pan of the Line [redacted] injector. The largest was approximately 1" by 2". Line [redacted] blood collection pan had several smears of greasy residue inside. The largest smear was about 1/2" by 3" and located by the pan's drain. The large round metal brine filter for line [redacted] injector had a 3" smear of material from previous production on an inside corner. The large round metal brine filter for the Line [redacted] injector had a 1" square accumulation of similar material on the filter's inside surface. A perforated brine pan at the top of the Line [redacted] brine chiller had cardboard scraps of assorted size accumulated inside. The largest was approximately 1/2" square. One bracket inside the Line [redacted] brine chiller contained a yellow cheese-like substance with black spots that were wart-like in size and appearance. The substance ran the entire length of the bracket (approximately 2.5 inches by 2 feet.) Immediately after this discovery, plant personnel elected to clean the same bracket for the Line [redacted] brine chiller. All of the above items are food contact surfaces. Upon discovery of each noncompliance, verbal regulatory control was used to reject each piece of effected equipment. Regulatory control was released after the equipment was cleaned. I have reviewed the pre-operational sanitation paperwork and found no entries relevant to this noncompliance. Line Lead, was immediately notified of the noncompliance(s) and of the regulatory control actions. This is a violation of 9 CFR 416.13(a) and 416.4(a) as well as the plants own SSOP plan (sec 2.2) last signed on 9/3/10. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.
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.