Putting Glass Walls on Pennsylvania Slaughterhouses So We Can See Behind Closed Doors
Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Nov 2010

Code: 1C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(b), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 1830 on 11/30/10 while performing an 01C02 in room 2335 (Ham Boning), I observed the following noncompliance. Dust and dirt had accumulated on the floor and walls of a closet opening onto room 2335. On the floor were multiple boxes of material for packaging product. Some of the product packaging material was exposed to contamination from the insanitary condition of the room. I immediately alerted Ham Boning Supervisor, of the noncompliance. The closet was emptied and cleaned. No product was affected. This is a violation of 416.2(b)(2). At approximately 1845 while performing an 01C02 procedures in room 2140 (Chop & Mix) I observed the following noncompliance. A plant employee took a paper bag of dry ingredients and placed it on a flat metal sieve over exposed meat product without stripping the outer layer of paper from the bag. While the bag was still over edible product, the employee opened the bag by cutting part way through the bag and then ripping the bag the rest of the way open. The employee poured dry ingredients from the unstripped bag through the sieve. Dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate on the outside of dry ingredient bags during transport or storage. For this reason, the outer layer is to be removed from paper ingredient bags before the bags are emptied into processing machinery or placed over exposed product. I immediately retained the product in the mixer with US Retained tag B39414788 and alerted of my action and of the noncompliance. The product was transferred from the mixer to two grey vats and the mixer was cleaned. The two grey vats were individually tagged with US Retained tag B24762203 and B24762204 and are still under USDA control pending disposition. The weight of affected product was requested, but is not available at the time of writing. This is a noncompliance with 9CFR416.13(c) and 416.4(d). This is a violation of section 3.4.1 of the plant's SSOP (last signed 9/3/10) which states, " [redacted]." This is also in violation of plant policy SOP-00-00035 which states,  [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(b)(2) Walls, floors, and ceilings within establishments must be built of durable materials impervious to moisture and be cleaned and sanitized as necessary to prevent adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.

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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