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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 2 Jul 2010

Code: 03J01
Violation: 311.16, 311.17, 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: Today, 07/02/2010 at approximately 1235 hours while performing the review and observation component for procedure 03J01 (Post Mortem Carcass Inspection) after Establishment 791's Critical Control Point 04-CCP-15.5 (Viscera Inspection), I observed a hog with multiple abcess in the liver. Viscera condemnation branding was the only action taken by company sorters. I immediately took regulatory control as described in 9CFR 500.2(a)(2) and retained the carcass with all related parts by placing US Retain Tag #MPD 40106735 and notified The Inspector in Charge. Upon final disposition multiple abcesses were observed in the gastrointestinal track, the peritonial cavity, the liver and the spleen. The IIC condemned the hog for pyemia. I reviewed Est. 791's HACCP record for 04-CCP-15.5 up to 1240 hours for 07/02/2010 and observed no documentation of this critical limit failure. Mr. Kill Floor Supervisor was verbally notified of this food safety hazard non-compliance and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9CFR 417.2(c)(4), 311.16 and 311.17. The establishment also failed to follow their HACCP Pork Slaughter Program, dated 05/21/2010 which states [redacted]." and in the HACCP Master Sheet-Slaughter, CCP-15.5 Viscera Inspection Critical Limits states "[redacted]". Cotinued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory enforcement and/or administrative actions as described in 9CFR 500.4. This document serves as written notification of a food safety hazard, (FS-1) monitoring non-compliance.


311.16(a)(7) Any acute inflammation, abscess, or suppurating sore, if associated with acute nephritis, fatty and degenerated liver, swollen soft spleen, marked pulmonary hyperemia, general swelling of lymph nodes, diffuse redness of the skin, cachexia, icteric discoloration of the carcass or similar condition, either singly or in combination.

311.17 From the standpoint of meat inspection, necrobacillosis may be regarded as a local infection at the beginning, and carcasses in which the lesions are localized may be passed for human food if in a good state of nutrition, after those portions affected with necrotic lesions are removed and condemned. However, when emaciation, cloudy swelling of the parenchymatous tissue of organs or enlargement of the lymph nodes is associated with the infection, it is evident that the disease has progressed beyond the condition of localization to a state of toxemia, and the entire carcass shall therefore be condemned as both unwholesome and noxious. Pyemia or septicemia may intervene as a complication of the local necrosis, and when present the carcass shall be condemned in accordance with 311.16.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;


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