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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 8 Mar 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 0520 while performing pre-operational sanitation inspection, after the establishment had completed their pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of operations the following noncompliance's were observed in room 2140 Chop N' Mix. Fat residue build-up from the previous days production was observed on the backside product contact surface on the back mixing paddle of the [redacted]i blender. The area of fat build-up was approximately 3 inches wide by 5 inches long. Also, several other meat and fat particles on other mixing paddles and on the bottom inside surface of the mixer. All area where meat and fat particles were observed were product contact surfaces. Also, observed employee emptying small parts for grinder from 2 blue plastic buckets onto combo bin dumper platform. The parts had numerous meat and fat particles throughout. The two blue plastic buckets used for storing the parts had numerous meat and fat particles on the inside surfaces as well as build-up of brownish residue on the bottom inside surfaces of both buckets. The [redacted] machine and the small parts for the grinder were rejected and 1st shift supervisor Mr. was notified of the noncompliance's. Not tag issued as establishment initiated immediate corrective action by recleaning and sanitizing the affected equipment. A review the establishments pre-operational sanitation record for room 2140, Chop N' Mix had the machine listed as a product contact surface deficiency. The record also indicated that the [redacted] machine had been cleaned and sanitized. The establishment was notified of their failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) of the Meat and Poultry Regulations as well as the requirements of section 2.2 under the Pre-operation section of their SSOP plan dated 02/15/2010. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements 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.