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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Oct 2011

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: On October 14, 2011, at approximately 07:30 am, I performed an operational sanitation inspection in cut room 2600; during my operational sanitation inspection I observed the following noncompliance. Beaded condensations were observed under pans over jaw line approximately ”in width x 2 ft. Beaded condensation was also observed under picnic line on pans between the shoulder line below picnic line approximately “width 3ft. long. I further investigate the other lines, no condensation was observed. The issue of the condensation forming on jaw line and shoulder line were discussed with area leads before orally no corrective action were resulted. I informed plant employee lead person Mr. for picnic line and Mr. stout in Jaw line. Operation stopped and condensation was removed. No product adulteration resulted from this failure to adequately control condensation. However, the possibility of product contamination exist when condensation is not adequately monitored/ controlled/ prevent on the over head structure were product is processed. USDA Rejected/ Retained Tag was not utilized as control action; since plant management took immediate action by removing condensation in affected areas. Dr. Food Safety Superintendent was notified verbally and writing of this noncompliance that failure to meet regulatory requirements of Section 416.1 states: Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated 416.2 (d) which states: Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided (9 CFR 416.4(d), “product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, …”) Establishment failed to fellow their own SSOP, which states: “Section 3.4.1 of the SSOP states “[redacted] ”. A review of the establishment SSOP operational sanitation on 10/14/11, indicate no report of the above noncompliance reported at the time of my finding.

Regulation:

416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

 416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.

 

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