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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 27 Aug 2010

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

Citation: On August 27, 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 two combo bins one stainless still bin about 1984 lbs fresh hams. Combo bin have about 2083 lbs, some of the top section and bottom section of the hams have black grease about 2/5" up to " in size of some of the ham black grease on them, 1 inch in diameter on the skinned area of the product and inner thighs of the product. I took regulatory control action according to 9CFR part 500.2(a) (2) by tagging the s/s bin with USDA Retain /Rejected tag # B24762123. Comb bin retained with USDA retained tag retained 2083 lbs. of fresh ham. Stainless steel combo remained with USDA remained tag # B 24762124. I informed Lead employeand Mr. Food Safety Supervisor. The retained hams were reconditioned and re-inspected at about 14:30 I relinquished the regulatory control action at about 14:30. 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. Similar noncompliance was documented on NR-0056-2010-17159, dated 08/13/2010. Plant preventive measure states"[redacted] The master sanitation schedule was updated to increase the frequency of cleaning the rails, rail guides, sprockets and chain in the following areas: ." Due to the repetitive nature of this regulatory noncompliance, it is reasonable to conclude that the proposed preventive measure were ineffective. This issue was discussed with plant management during the weekly meeting on 08/13/2010 and 08/27/2010. Furthermore, plant management is hereby notified with this noncompliance report in writing that failure to provide meaningful corrective / preventive measure may result additional regulatory and /or administrative action.


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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