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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Mar 2012

Code: 01D01
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(b)(1), 416.2(b)(2), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)

Citation: On March 13, 2012 at 10:55, I performed an operational sanitation inspection, while performing this operational sanitation inspection; I observed noncompliance in the following rooms. The following facilities noncompliance. 1. Room 1388 TVI slicing room. Heavily beaded condensation on the overhead ceiling over conveyor belt in the middle of the room. The condensation encompassed and area of approximately 3’ x 5 “on the ceiling above conveyor belt. No dripping condensation was observed and no product affected. Ms. Lead was notified and she covers the product in the area and removed condensation. 2. Room 1857, Fresh meat palletizing area, Dust build up most of the white pipes in the room and also dust build up on refgeratrion unit in the area, around cooling unit fan converse drain. 3. Rooms 1865, Fresh palletizing area, Dust build on most of the pipes in the room and also under cooling unit. 4. Room 1075, casing storage area, exposed casing not properly closed was observed in two boxes. No control action was taken plant employee took immediate corrective action by disposing the exposed casing. Dust build up on the pipes. Dust build up on top shelf in the room. Rusty and flaking beams in the back of the room. 5. Rooms 1040, Rust build up outside of electric housing. Rust beams over brine 4 and 5. Calcium builds up over pipe above the tank. Big hole on the ceiling in two areas in the back, above the tank and also small holes in the wall. 6. 1095 cure mixing room, exposed insulation over the scale area. Rusty valve attached to cooling unit and also exposé insulation next to the unit. Rust and dust build up around cooling unit in two areas. 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 416.2(d), 416.2(b). This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action


416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.

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.

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


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