Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can
See Behind Closed Doors
Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 5 Feb 2012
Violation: 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2)
Citation: At approximately at 0500 hours, in room 1700 ( Pork Boning ) I observed the following noncompliance: The southern wall which separates room 1700 from rooms 1225 and 1230 is a Metal wall which is painted. On this wall the entire length which is approximately 40 to 45 feet has vast amounts of area where the Paint is peeling and actually loose and hanging. this is a high traffic area for vats sitting empty and with product in. The size of some of these loose paint Chips range in size from 3 inches long by 4 inches wide, up to 7 inches long and 5 inches wide. there were to many to count. I observed two lights that the covers were covered with a bright green growth, these lights are approximately 6 feet long and 8 inches wide, the growth is located on the inside of the covers. I also observed on the air unit, which is located along the wall with the peeling paint, a bright Pinkish residue on 2 of the air units Baffles, these baffles direct the the air flow. The Pinkish residue was approximately 2 inches long. I observed the same pinkish residue on 3 overhead pipes. One pipe was galvanized and the other two were insulated and covered with a washable covering. The pinkish residue on the galvanized pipe covered an area approximately 14 inches long by 2 inches wide. The pinkish residue on the insulated pipes covered an area approximately 4 inches square. all three of these pipes are above a product conveyor. I informed Mr. Production Supervisor of the above noncompliance.
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.
416.2(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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