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: 24 Jan 2011

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)

Citation: On this day, Monday, January 24, 2011 at approximately 2230 hrs, after Plant Management performed their Pre-Operational sanitation verification inspection in room 2276 ( Ham Cure) and prior to the start of Production, the room was released to me, I observed the following noncompliance's. The recirculation Pump for the Ham cure on the middle injection line I observed product residue in the Pump housing and the Pump cover ( Product Contact) The Residue was whitish in color and covered the entire Pump Housing cover and the rubber Paddles inside the Pump. I inspected the CIP system which is used to pump Cure to the Middle injector, Upon my review I observed the entire Length of the CIP system was covered inside the 2 1/2 inch Diameter pipe with a residue build-up ( Product contact) The length of the CIP system is approximately 23 feet long. I rejected both the Pump and the CIP system with USDA reject tag # B34720345, and informed Mr. 2nd shift Production Supervisor. These noncompliance's are in violation of 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) of the Meat and poultry regulations, and in noncompliance with the Est. written SSOP plan, dated 9/03/10, section 2.2, part 3, which states: " [redacted]." I reviewed the SSOP monitoring sheet and didn't observe any documentation prior to my findings. 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(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

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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