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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 27 Jan 2012
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(d)
Citation: On January 26, 2012 at 16:30, I was walking through the order assembly to perform export product. I observed the following noncompliance. I observed an approximately 7"x4" hole in the side on one of a cardboard box containing logs of bacon ends and pieces with cooked juices; For further processing and Heat Treated –Not Fully Cooked. The hole in the side of the box exposed the contents of the box to possible contamination. A regulatory control action was initiated in accordance with 9 CFR 500.2 by applying U.S. Retain Tag NO B24762447. The box was located on the first layer on a wooden pallet containing of the same product on order assembly line. The product was in the process of shipping. Upon further investigation, of all 11 combs I observed dust and pieces of woods on top of two combs on the plastic cover. The dust and pieces of woods were not affected the product. The two combs were reconditioned in front of Inspector. No damaged combo boxes were observed. Mr. Supervisor of order assembly was verbally notified of the noncompliance, of the retention of the combo of bacon ends and pieces log, for further processing; of the failure to meet the Meat and Poultry Regulations This is in violation of Regulations 9 CFR 416.1 because of insanitary conditions to ensure that product is not adulterated, 416.4(d) for not protecting product from adulteration during processing, and 416.13(c) for the establishments failure to adequately monitor the implementation of the sanitation Sop. Plant’s own SSOP. Sec 3.4.1 on page 11of the SSOP states & [redacted] ” Sec 3.5 states “ [redacted] ” [redacted] and & [redacted] ” This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.