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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 29 Nov 2011
Citation: At approximately 2135 hours, after Plant Management performed verification inspection for pre-operational sanitation in room 2276 and prior to Production, Plant Management released the room to me to perform my verification of Food contact surfaces. I observed the following noncompliances on Line "[redacted] injection line: large pieces of Product residue from previous day's production located on the discharge end of the injector, the residue was off white in color and there were approximately 4-5 pieces ranging in size from 2 inches in length to 3 inches in lenght. I requested to Plant Management to disassemble the injector so I could expand my inspection. Once the machine was apart, I observed the well area ( this is the area where the excess solution goes to be screened and reused through the injection Needles. The entire well area contained product residue from previous day's Production, too many pieces of residue covering the entire well area to count, resembled a Machine that has not been cleaned. I rejected the Injector and informed Mr. Production Supervisor for Smoked Meats. No USDA reject tag was attached to the injector due to the fact that Sanitation recleaned and sanitized the Injector in my Presence. This noncompliance is in violation of the documented requirements of the Establishment's written SSOP plan, dated 4/11/2011, which states on page # 5, section 2.2 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.