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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 13 Mar 2011
Violation: 416.4(b), 416.4(d)
Citation: On this day, Sunday, March 13, 2011 at approximately 2030 hrs while walking through the Smokehouse area, I observed the overhead rail that transports the racks that contain both raw and cooked products to and from the Smokehouses contained areas where the paint was loose and peeling. I observed most of the peeling and loose paint on the rail that exits from room 2285 into the Smokehouse area to the Scale area where the Racks of Product are weighted. I informed Mr. Bacon and Smokehouse Supervisor. At approximately 2345 hours while performing Operational Sanitation checks, I observed the following noncompliance in room 2275, up on the platform where the Cure tanks are located. I observed that the Plant was pumping Cure solution into the Plastic Cure Tanks #1 and #5. Upon further observation I observed on the inside of the lid a dark, Black residue build-up basically located in the back half of the lid. The lid is hinged directly in half, the front half has easy access, but because of pipes and the Agitator, and a 3 inch flat piece of plastic ( which is the area where it is hard to clean, and the worst of the Black residue is located ) access to this area is limited, because the lid cannot be taken off to clean effectively. I rejected Cure Tank #1 with USDA reject Tag # B18774206 and Cure Tank #5 with USDA reject tag # B4118896. I informed Mr. Smoke Meats Supervisor. These noncompliance's are in violation of the Meat and Poultry regulations 416.4(b) and 416.4(d). This Document serves as both a structural and Product based Facilities noncompliance.
416.4(b) Non-food-contact surfaces of facilities, equipment, and utensils used in the operation of the establishment must be cleaned and sanitized as frequently as necessary to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and the adulteration of product.
416.4(d) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.