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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 3 Nov 2010
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(d)
Citation: At approximately 0324 hrs on the morning of 11/04/10 while performing an 01C02 procedure in 2265 (Smokes houses) and 2147 (Belly Press), I observed the following noncompliances. At 0324 hrs in room 2265, I observed condensation dripping from an overhead I beam onto two racks of smoked pork bellies (approximately 103 pieces). I immediately tagged both racks with USDA retained tags B36465071 and B36465079. I immediately informed QA, of the noncompliance and my regulatory control actions. All affected product was washed in clean water in a product washing sink. Immediately after this, I observed approximately 18 smoked pork bellies lying on the floor of room 2147 (Belly Press). I, again, informed of the noncompliance. All affected bellies were reconditioned by rinsing with clean water in a product washing sink. In both situations, the affected product was contaminated, but there was no identified food safety concern. This is a violation of 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(d), and Sec 3.2 of the plant's own SSOP (last signed 9/3/10). Past Similar NRs - Previous Ineffective Plant Actions: retraining employees on condensation procedures NR: 73-2010 dated 10/13/2010
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.