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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 23 Dec 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: On 12/23/10 at approximately 1745 hours while conducting an 01C02 (operational sanitation) procedure, I observed the following noncompliance in room 1230 (Fresh Pork Injected Meat Packaging). There were no employees present in room 1230 when I entered. In room 1230 there were approximately 9 raw racks of St. Louis cut ribs in a cardboard box with no plastic liner. In a later conversation with plant personnel, I confirmed that the inside of this type of box is not a food contact surface and must have a plastic liner to prevent the box from contacting and contaminating product. The box was set on the rim of a metal buggy over approximately 40 raw racks of spare ribs and about 4 raw loin ends. I took immediate verbal control of the affected product. As soon as possible, I alerted Production Supervisor, and Fresh Pork Supervisor, of my actions and of the noncompliance. Plant personnel elected to immediately recondition all of the product from the box and from the buggy. I released regulatory control when this was finished. I have reviewed the establishment's SSOP records for 12/23/10, but I have found no record of this or any similar situation. The above noncompliance is in violation of 9 CFR 416.13(c) and 416.4(d). The conditions described above do not meet the requirements of the plant's own SSOP section 3.4.1 part 1 which states [redacted]"
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.