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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 15 Aug 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: At approximately 2040 hrs, I entered room 2149 ( Bacon Injection ), I observed the entire line was already assembled and ready for Production, Production has not started yet. I observed the following unsanitary conditions on the Wolf-Tech injector system. The two pipes that run from the cure solution tank to the pump that pumps the cure solution to the needles ( product contact) contained water that had scum on the surface of the water. the pipes had not been drained at the time that Plant Management performed their Verification pre-Operational sanitation inspection. I further observed inside the Injector, where the needles are located, there were two chunks of Meat from previous day's Production wedged between the needles ( non product contact ). I also observed Fat and Meat particles on the inside of the Injection unit, also non product contact, but being this was directly above the belt that feeds the Meat, it does create an unsanitary conditions. I rejected the injector, and informed Mr. Production Supervisor, who elected to take the injector system apart again and perform verification Pre-Operational Sanitation inspection again on the Wolf - Tech injector system. The Establishment was notified of their failure to meet the requirements of 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) of the Meat and Poultry regulations as well as the requirements of section 2.2 ( pre-operational SSOP inspection, Monitoring and Documentation) of the written SSOP program dated and last revised 06/03/2010. The SSOP monitoring form was not completed yet to be reviewed by me. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) 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.
416.4(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.