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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Dec 2010
Violation: 416.13(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: On this day, Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at approximately 1715 hours when entering Room 2280, I observed the following Noncompliance. In the room were approximately 10 to 15 smokehouse racks full of edible product ready to be sent to the Smokehouse, I observed the room was full of steam and I observed 2 sanitation personnel washing down the Pack out table and other equipment with high pressure hoses and blowing product residue in the direction of the racks full of product. The racks filled with product were sitting approximately 5 to 6 feet away from where the sanitation personnel were cleaning. I immediately took regulatory control and told the Blue Hat ( sanitation Management) to cease the operations of cleaning the room. I informed Mr. Production Supervisor of Bacon and Technical services of the noncompliance. I turned regulatory control of the involved product over to technical services, who then retained the product. This noncompliance is in violation of the Meat and Poultry regulations 416.13(b) and 416.4(d) and also in noncompliance with the Est. written SSOP plan, dated 9/03/2010. Page #10 under item 3.4: Operational SSOP monitoring and Documentation, and Page #11 3.4.1 Responsibility Item #1 and #2. I reviewed the SSOP monitoring form, and no documentation prior to my findings were observed concerning this noncompliance. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as outlined in 9 CFR 500.4.
416.13(b) Each official establishment shall conduct all other procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s at the frequencies specified.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.