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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 8 Feb 2011
Violation: 310.18, 417.2(c)(4)
Citation: Today 02/08/2011 at approximately 1335 hours while performing procedure 03J01 in Room 2495 (Kill Floor), after Establishment 791's critical control point for zero tolerance (04-CCP-[redacted]) and prior to the final wash I observed noncompliance. The noncompliance is as follows: in the left pelvic canal of a hog carcass a smear of yellowish green fibrous fecal material, approximately 1 and 1/4" by 3/4". I immediately took regulatory control action as described in 9 CFR 500.2(a)(2) and retained the carcass using US Retain Tag # B 24762163. I had the carcass removed from the product flow and notified company management. After the carcass was trimmed I release the carcass back into production. Upon review of Establishment 791's HACCP record for 04-CCP-15 for 02/08/2011 through 1345 hours, I observed no documentation of this critical limit failure. Mr. Kill floor Lead was verbally notified of this noncompliance and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) & 310.18 as wells establishment 791's HACCP: Pork Slaughter Program dated 01/03/2011 which states in the HACCP Master Sheet-Slaughter for 04-CCP-[redacted]) that the critical limit is " [redacted]." This document serves as written notification of a monitoring noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further enforcement and/or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.
310.18(a) Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.
417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;