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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 15 Nov 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 2013 hrs. on 11/15/10 while conducting an 01C02 (operational sanitation) procedure in room 2335 (Ham Boning), I observed the following noncompliance. Some of the walkways and platforms in room 2335 have a metal pan beneath them to catch moisture from various sources including employees' boots. These pans have a small metal drain underneath. I observed liquid dripping from one of these drains onto the pork shank conveyor. The conveyor was in operation at the time and transporting pork shanks into a white (edible) tub. This is direct product contamination. I immediately rejected the conveyor with US Rejected tag B24762201. I retained the pork shanks in the small white tub with US retained tag B24762202. I also immediately informed Ham Boning Supervisor, of the noncompliance and of my regulatory control actions. The pork shanks were reconditioned as per plant policy. The conveyor was cleaned and sanitized. This is a violation of 9CFR416.13(c), 416.4(a), and 416.4(d). This is also a violation of the plants own SSOP plan, Section 3.2 (signed 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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.