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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.4(a)

Citation: Today 01/04/11 approximately at 0550 hours, after the establishment performed pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of production, I performed the verification component of 01B02 for adequacy and effectiveness of the plant's SSOP procedure for preventing direct contamination. I observed the following product contact surface non-compliance in room 2015 (slicing room): several pieces of meat approximately " in diameter on the product holding spikes (grimpers) of the slicer. The area supervisor, Mr. was notified and the slicer was cleaned immediately therefore no reject tag was issued. I reviewed the SSOP records for room 2015 and there was no mention of this deficiency. Mr. was notified verbally of this non-compliance and failure to comply with regulatory requirements of the Meat and Poultry act 9 CFR 416.13, 416.4(a). I reviewed the establishment SSOP Plan, revised: 9/03/10 which states on pg. 3 under equipment and facilities cleaning that " [redacted]." This non-compliance serves as written notification of a monitoring non-compliance. NR LINKAGE: a similar NR with the same root cause of improper cleaning procedures was documented on 0088-2010-17464 on 12/14/2010. The preventive measures of "Production team members have been retrained on the importance of fully checking all equipment during pre-op to insure any potential food safety hazards have been eliminated." failed to prevent the reoccurance of this non-compliance.


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.


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