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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 21 Jul 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a)

Citation: At approximately 0620 hours while performing operational sanitation inspection in Room 2140 Chop a& Mix, Room 2175 Bologna Stuffing and Room 2170 Frank Stuffing the following noncompliance's were observed. 1. In Room 2175 Bologna stuffing room, beaded condensation observed on overhead white pipes, I-beams and ceiling directly above ve-mag stuffer number 1 and ve-mag stuffer number 2 and tipper tie machines connected to both ve-mag stuffers. No dripping observed and no product in the area at the time of observation. 2. Also in Room 2175 Bologna stuffing, numerous pieces of meat and fat observed on S/S parts table where parts to the various pieces of equipment in the room are stored until put into use. Pieces ranged in size from smaller particle size pieces to other pieces approximately 1 inch by 1 inch. Parts stored on the table were direct product contact surfaces. 3. Stack of 4 plastic white lugs observed on floor in Room 2175 Bologna stuffing next to the doorway between the bologna stuffing room and the Brine chill room. All white colored lugs are denoted as being used for edible product only by the establishment. 4. Also in Room 2175, loose and fraying edges were observed on the conveyor belt of the tipper tie machine connected to ve-mag # 2. Conveyor belt had not yet been placed on machine and no product had been run as of this time. 5. In Room 2140 Chop & Mix room, long handled white scrapper used for scraping meat from combo bins observed on floor in corner of the room next to the door to the hallway. The scraper is a direct product contact surface. 6. In Room 2170 Frank Stuffing, paper bags of frank seasoning observed that had not had the outer layer of the bag peeled off prior to dumping the seasoning into the blender. All noncompliance's for direct product contact surfaces including the S/S table with parts for ve-mag and tipper tie machines, conveyor belt with fraying edges and long handled plastic scraper on the floor were rejected and Mr. was notified of the noncompliance's. No tag issued as all equipment immediately cleaned and sanitized and loose fraying edges removed from conveyor belt. The establishment was notified of their failure to meet the requirements of 416.13(a), 416.2(d) and 416.4(a) of the Meat and Poultry Regulations as well as the requirements of section 3.2(Operational Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures) of their SSOP Program dated 5/18/10. A review of the establishments operation sanitation inspection form indicated no documented deficiencies. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as outlined in 9 CFR 500.4


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(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(a) 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.


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