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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 23 Oct 2011
Citation: At approximately 2100 hours, before the start of production I observed the following unsanitary conditions in the Smoked Meats Department: Room 2280: the floor scale, approximantely 6 feet long by 4 feet wide, under the plate of the scale a vast amount of product residue from previous week's production which was giving off a foul odor. The residue covered the whole area underneath the Plate of the scale. The Opti model 200, also in room 2280 was giving off a off odor, upon further investigation the door under the Opti was opened and the base of the machine was coated with large amounts of decaying product residue. Room 2270: the Opti model 200 was also giving off a off condition smell, the doors of the base were opened and this machine was also covered with decaying Product residue from previous week's production. The base of the Opti is approximately 6 feet long by 4 feet wide and houses the motors, etc.Room 2275: I observed the floor scale and observed product residue around the edges of the scale, upon further investigation I removed the 2 small entry plates on top of the scale and noticed a off condition odor coming from the scale underneath the plate, I also observed Residue from previous week's production build up the entire surface of the scale area, approximately 6 feet long by 4 feet wide. I rejected the 2 Opti's and both floor drains, no USDA reject tag was attached due to the fact that they cleaned these area's in my presence. I informed Mr. of the above noncompliances. I reviewed the Master Sanitation list, and all the above mentioned equipment and scales are on that list, and states that [redacted].
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.