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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 2 Nov 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 1806 hrs on 11/2/10 while conducting an 01C02 (operational sanitation) procedure in room 2335 (Ham boning), I observed the following noncompliance. There were two raw, whole, bone-in hams in a "product washing sink". These sinks are approximately 1.5 feet square, so only one ham can be washed at a time. There is no nearby surface to store additional product in need of washing. There was also a raw, whole, bone-in ham in an adjacent hand washing sink. The ham was sitting in approximately 3/4 inch of red tinted liquid. The hand washing sink is not a food contact surface. I immediately took verbal regulatory control of the three hams and notified Ham Boning Supervisor, of the noncompliance and my actions. The two hams in the product washing sink were washed as per plant policy. Plant personnel elected to condemn as inedible the ham in the hand washing sink. When it was lifted, I observed black streaks or pieces of contamination on the last ham's underside. The identity of this contamination was not determined. This is a violation of 9CFR 416.13(c) and 416.4(d) as well as Sec 3.2 of the plants own SSOP plan (signed 9/3/10). This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could results in additional regulatory of 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.