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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 14 Mar 2012

Code: 03C02
Violation: 417.5(b), 417.5(c)

Citation: On March 14, 2012 at approximately 1335 hours performing records review of the slaughter HACCP task for the previous day I recalled that 3 hog carcasses were released from the hog box retain cage on March 13, 2012. I decided to review the critical control point record Carcass Chill - 02-CCP10 for that day, I observed that there were no entries for the retain cage portion of the document recorded. Upon further investigation, I discovered that there was another 02-CCP10 record dated March 13, 2012 in the Techs office within the pre-shipment review file, this record showed that 3 hog carcasses had been tested for the temperature requirement and were below the critical limit of 44.5 degrees Fahrenheit; however there was no entry for the time of the event. In addition, there was no signature entered for the pre-shipment review on the lower portion of the document. Ms. Food Safety Manager, was notified of the noncompliance and the establishments failure to meet regulatory requirements 9CFR 417.5(b) which states that "Each entry on a record maintained under the HACCP plan shall be made at the time the specific event occurs and include the date and time recorded, and shall be signed or initialed by the establishment employee making the entry" and 9CFR417.5(c) "Prior to shipping product, the establishment shall review the records associated with the production of that product, documented in accordance with this section, to ensure completeness".

Regulation:

417.5(b) Each entry on a record maintained under the HACCP plan shall be made at the time the specific event occurs and include the date and time recorded, and shall be signed or initialed by the establishment employee making the entry.

417.5(c) Prior to shipping product, the establishment shall review the records associated with the production of that product, documented in accordance with this section, to ensure completeness, including the determination that all critical limits were met and, if appropriate, corrective actions were taken, including the proper disposition of product. Where practicable, this review shall be conducted, dated, and signed by an individual who did not produce the record(s), preferably by someone trained in accordance with 417.7 of this part, or the responsible establishment official.

 

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