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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 4 Mar 2011
Citation: At approximately 1830 hrs on 3/4/11 while conducting an 06D01 procedure in room 1230 (Fresh Pork Injected Meats Packaging) I observed the following noncompliance. There was a wheeled metal tub 3/4 full of dirty meat and some garbage. The tub had no particular markings indicating it was an inedible container. Plant policy is that unless otherwise marked, wheeled metal tubs are edible containers. When asked, plant personnel indicated that the contents of the tub was "trash". I took this to mean inedible. I immediately took verbal control of the tub and its contents. I immediately informed Team Lead, of my regulatory control action and of the noncompliance. The contents of the tub were put into properly marked inedible containers. The wheeled tub was cleaned and sanitized. Regulatory control was released after this was done. This is a violation of 9 CFR 416.3(c).
416.3(c) Receptacles used for storing inedible material must be of such material and construction that their use will not result in the adulteration of any edible product or in the creation of insanitary conditions. Such receptacles must not be used for storing any edible product and must bear conspicuous and distinctive marking to identify permitted uses.