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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 13 Aug 2010

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

Citation: On August 13, 2010, at 08:20, I performed an operational sanitation inspection, ISP procedure code 01C02. While performing this operational sanitation inspection, I observed the following noncompliance in cut, room 2600 grey combo bin have about 30 hams about 555 lbs, most of the top section and bottom section of the ham was black grease about 5"x4" in size of most of the ham. I took regulatory control action according to 9CFR part 500.2(a) (2) by tagging the gray bin with USDA Retain /Rejected tag # B24762056. I informed Lead employee product was recondition and re-inspected at about 13:30. I relinquished the regulatory control action at about 13:30. Further investigated with lead person why the ham with this visible black grease passes the trimmers, he mentioned that the grease was originated in the chill cooler. I also observed trimmers for a while and came to conclusion that line speed was to fast for the trimmers so they could not keep up with trimming. I notified Dr. Food Safety Superintendent and Ms Food safety Manager, of the noncompliance failure to meet regulatory requirements 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. 3.2 (Operational Sanitation Standard Operational procedures) of their SSOP program dated 5/18/10. A review of the establishment operational sanitation inspection form indicated no documentation of the above noncompliance.


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

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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