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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 6 Jul 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: Today 07/06/2010 during the hours of approximately 0515 to 0600 after Establishment 791's pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of operations, while performing procedure 01B02 (Pre-operational Sanitation Inspection) in rooms 2495 (Kill Floor), 1285 (Head Boning Room) and 1280 ( Casing Pulling) I observed several noncompliances. The food contact surfaces noncompliances I observed include as follows: In Area III (Room 1285) Unit 11 a piece of fat approximately 1 inch in diameter on the surface of a tongue removal cutting board, in Unit 1 numerous white edible head meat tubs with meat and fat from a speck to 1 inch in length on the inside of the tubs; in Area IV (Room 1280) Unit 14 a pieces of fat approximately 1 inch in diameter on the inside wall of the stomach washer. I also observed the following non-product contact surfaces noncompliances: In Area II (Room 2495) Unit 37 & 38 a heavy black mold like substance on the overhead white pipes, white gutters and the cat walk frame; in Area III (Room 1285) Unit 11 numerous pieces of fat and meat from a speck to 2 inches in length on the under side on the tongue removal cutting boards, the frame work for the tongue removal cutting boards, the head conveyor guides rails and the outside of the small head chute at the beginning of the head conveyor; in Area 3 & 5 fat particles on the bottom of the carts for transporting full tubs of edible head meat. The respective plant management representatives for these areas were notified of these noncompliances. I took immediate regulatory control action as described in 500.2(a)(1) and rejected the tongue removal table by placing U. S. Reject Tag # B 24762041. The tongue removal table was re-cleaned and sanitize. After re-inspection the reject tag was removed and the tongue removal table was released. All other noncompliances were cleaned immediately. Upon review of Establishment 791's pre-operational sanitation records for 07/06/10, I observed no documentation of these noncompliances. Ms. Q. A. Superintendent was verbally notified of these noncompliances and Establishment 791's failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a) & 416.4(b) as well as Establishment 791's SSOP Program dated 6/3/10 which states on page 3 "[redacted] " This Noncompliance Record serves as written notification of a monitoring noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further regulatory enforcement and/or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.
416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.
416.4(a) All food-contact surfaces, including food-contact surfaces of utensils and equipment, must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.