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: 20 Dec 2010

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

Citation: At approximately 1105 while performing carcass monitoring inspection at the viscera table on the Kill Floor the following operational sanitation inspection noncompliance was observed by Insp. Several steady drips of water were observed from overhead structures to the left of the USDA viscera inspection station dripping directly onto the inspected and passed visceras below. Insp. immediately took the regulatory control action by stopping the line and informing kill floor supervisor Mr. . All viscera product on the line at the time was verbally rejected by Insp. No tag applied as company immediately agreed to divert all viscera product on line to inedible. Upon further evaluation it was observed that the ceiling above the viscera separators had heavy beaded condensation and water was dripping from the ceiling onto the overhead walkway and overhead support beams and then falling on the moving viscera table below. The line remained stopped for approximately 25 minutes while establishment personnel wiped the ceiling, overhead walkway and overhead beams above the viscera table. Mr. Kill Floor supervisor and Mr. were notified of the failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 416.13(c) and 416.49d) of the Meat and Poultry Regulations as well as the requirements of the establishment SSOP program last updated 5/18/10 which states in the Slaughter Operations section 3.1 [redacted]. A review of the QA technician's daily operational sanitation report indicated documentation for the noncompliance that was recorded after the line was stopped and regulatory control action taken by USDA personnel. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action as outlines in 500.4.


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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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