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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Oct 2010

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.3(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 2134 hrs, on 10/22/10, while conducting a scheduled 01C02 in room 1230 (Fresh Pork Injected Meats Packaging) I observed the following noncompliance. An establishment employee used a red (designated inedible) shovel to scoop meat and plastic scraps from the floor. The employee then dumped the mixture in an edible metal tub. A second employee in a green helmet seemed to instruct the first employee to put meat from the floor into the red inedible containers. The first employee started shoveling material from the floor into the red inedible containers. I waited to see if commingled edible and inedible material would be appropriately disposed of, but no further action was taken. There were also boxes that contained product packaging stacked on a conveyor that was no longer going to be used that day. Two pork tenderloins had edged up onto the conveyor and come into contact with the boxes. This is direct product contamination. I informed Production Supervisor, of the noncompliance. Immediate action was taken to condemn both the material in the tub and the two tenderloins. The tub was washed and sanitized. The establishment has failed to meet the requirements of 9 CFR 416.13(b); 416.3(c); 416.4(a); and 416.4(d) as well as the establishment's own SSOP (section 3.2) signed 9/3/10. The operational sanitation records were not available for review at the time of this writing. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.

416.3(c) Receptacles used for storing inedible material must be of such material and construction that their use will not result in the adulteration of any edible product or in the creation of insanitary conditions. Such receptacles must not be used for storing any edible product and must bear conspicuous and distinctive marking to identify permitted uses.

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.

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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