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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Nov 2011
Citation: At approximately 0412 hours, after Plant Management performed their verification inspection for pre-operational Sanitation in room 2170 ( frank Stuffing ) and prior to the start of Production, Plant Management released the room for me to perform pre-operational sanitation inspection of food contact surfaces. I observed the following noncompliances: the stainless steel rod that is used to drape the Hot Dogs over to carry the product into the cook chamber was covered with Product residue from previous day's production. The rod is approximately 36 to 40 inches long, the residue covered approximately 12 inches of the rod ( Product contact ), the residue was tan colored and dried. I also observed the stuffing tube which is used on the stuffing Machine to inject Product into the casing , was inbedded with Product residue inside the tube ( Product Contact.) The tube is stainless steel and approximately a 1/4 inch in diameter, you can only see the end of the tube, and the entire end was filled solidly with a pinkish red color residue. I rejected both pieces of Equipment and notified Mr. Plant representative of the above noncompliances and pending issue of this noncompliance record. No USDA reject tag was attached to the rejected equipment due to the fact that the equipment was cleaned and sanitized in my presence. These noncompliances are in violation of the Establishment's written SSOP plan, which is dated 4/11/11, which states on page #5, section 2:2, under Pre-Operational SSOP Inspection, Monitoring and Documentation: Under # 3. "[redacted]."
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.