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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Dec 2010
Citation: At approximately 2230 hours on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 I entered room 2280 ( Smoked Meats) and observed the following equipment sitting in the processing area of the smoked meats department. There were 4 Metal Crates which are used to hold metal trays, etc to be cleaned and stored in after cleaning. I observed 2 of these crates that still contained the product trays, one of these two crates had trash, Gloves and dowels which were covered with product residue, the second crate contained product residue in the bottom of the crate and the product rack sitting in the residue. The remaining 2 crates contained no trays but Product residue was laying in the bottom of the crates. I also observed in the same area a pallet which contained approximately 10 "Boloney" trays which are used to set round product on flat racks to keep the product from rolling around on the rack (product contact). I proceeded to review the SSOP Pre-Operational Monitoring sheet filled for room 2280. No documentation for these items were observed on the SSOP sheet, which were completely filled out and signed by the Supervisor. I didn't observe any form of the Plant taking any form of action to designate these items as being retained by the Est., Red tape, hold tags etc. I immediately took regulatory control action of these items by attaching a USDA reject tag # B34720315 and informed Mr. Production Supervisor. This noncompliance is in violation of the Meat and poultry Regulation 416.13(a) and in violation of the Est. written SSOP plan dated 9/3/2010, which states on page #5 under item 2.2: Pre-Operational SSOP Inspection, monitoring and documentation " [redacted]." Also items # 3 and #6 on the same page #5. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as outlined in 9 CFR 500.4
416.13(a) Each official establishment shall conduct the pre-operational procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s before the start of operations.