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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 24 Feb 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 2304 hrs on 02/24/11 while walking through room 2225 (Order Assembly), I observed the following noncompliance. The plant typically stores vats of edible product completely covered with blue plastic to prevent contamination. In room 2225, I noticed a grey vat of uncured skinless pork bellies only partially covered by blue plastic. There were numerous black specks of approximately 1/8" on all exposed product in that vat. The black specks had even fallen between bellies and between the bellies and the sides of the vat. The source of this contamination is unidentified, but vats and wooden pallets with product are moved and stored above this area. I immediately retained approximately 1891 lbs of affected product with US Retained tag B24762235. QA technician, was immediately informed of my regulatory control actions and of the noncompliance. As of this writing, the product is still retained. This contamination is in violation of the plant's own SSOP. Section 3.4.1 of the SSOP states "[redacted] ". The above noncompliance is in violation of 9 CFR 416.13(c) and 416.4(d).
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.