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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 24 Oct 2011
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 2000 hours in room 2171 (Frank Stuffing cooler) I onbserved the following noncompliances. On the ceiling there are palstic strips that cover the seams of the Kalite material, where these strips come in contact with the Kalite sheets there is a Black residue build up starting to form. This residue build up is on all the strips the entire lenght of the cooler (approximately 30 feet long). along the walls there are a couple of hole, ranging in size from 1/8 inch round to 2 inches in length. I also observed numerious places where the Plastic rivets that attach the Kalite sheets to the wall are coming loose, and create an unsanitary condition when Product is exposed. When I entered the room there were approximately 7 vats of Meat product sitting along the wall uncovered, where they were exposed to these loose Plastic rivets and the overhead Black residue Material. I informed Mr. Supervisor of this area, of the above mentioned noncompliances. He instructed his Personnel to cover all Vats. I reviewed the MAster Sanitation schedule and it documents were this room (overheads) are to be cleaned every 4 Weeks.
416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.