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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Sep 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 310.18, 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: Today, 09/14/11 at approximately 0730 hours while performing HACCP Slaughter Verification Procedure 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 the following noncompliance: In the right pelvic canal of a hog carcass (bung area) 2 smears of fecal material brownish and fibrous in texture measuring approximately 2 inches long x inch wide and 1inch long x inch wide. I immediately took regulatory control action as described in 9 CFR 500.2(a)(2) and retained the carcass using U.S. Retain Tag #B 24762384. A company employee removed the carcass from the production line and I notified plant management. After the carcass was trimmed and re-inspected it was released into production. Upon review of Establishment 791’s HACCP record for 04-CCP-15 dated 09/14/11, I observed no documentation of this critical limit failure. Mr. Kill Floor Supervisor, was verbally notified of this noncompliance and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) and 310.18 as well as Establishment 791’s HACCP Pork Slaughter Program last dated 06/18/11 which states in the HACCP Master Sheet-Slaughter for 04-CCP- [redacted]) that critical limit is [redacted]”


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;


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