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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 13 Oct 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0120 on October 14, 2010, while performing a scheduled 01C02 in room 2265 (Smoke Houses) I observed the following non-compliance. Initially, I witnessed a great deal of steam in one corner of the room. I inspected the area more closely and noticed that overhead railing was had light brown, beaded, dripping condensation. There were four racks of hams in the general area. I determined that condensation was dripping on one of the racks. The ventilation system was also blowing some condensation onto the same rack. I immediately tagged effected rack of product (about 84 pieces) with US Retained tag B34738944. I allowed plant personnel to remove the other three racks from the immediate area. I informed Mr. Production Supervisor, of the above noncompliance and my regulatory control actions. Condensation was not documented on the SSOP operational sanitation monitoring form at the time of my observation. This is a clear violation of 416.13(c), 416.2(d), and 416.4(d). Furthermore, the plant's own SSOP section 3.2 part 7 requires the plant to [redacted]." This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s) could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.
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(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.