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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Mar 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)
Citation: On this day, Tuesday Morning, March 15, 2011 at approximately 0515 hrs, after Plant Management had completed their SSOP verification checks for Pre-operational Sanitation checks and prior to the start of Operations the following noncompliance's were observed in room 2600 ( Cut Floor.) Fat residue build-up on both sides of the Neck Bone incline conveyor (product contact) which are located under the line where the Neck bones are put on the conveyor. the Residue was whitish in color and covered an area approximately 2 inches wide by 3 inches high. I also observed numerous residual particulates of product residue on the surface of the white conveyor belt (product contact.) The residual particulates were Pinkish to Black in color and ranged in size from 1/16 inch in diameter to 1/8 inch in diameter and covered an area of the white belt approximately 12 inches wide by 18 inches long. I immediately rejected the Neck bone incline conveyor but did not attach a reject tag to the conveyor, because the plant recleaned and sanitized the conveyor in my presence. I informed Mr. Production Manager of the noncompliance. The SSOP monitoring sheet for the Pre-Operational Sanitation was not available for review at this time. The Establishment was notified of their failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 416.13(c), 416.4(a) and 416.4(d) of the Meat and Poultry regulations as well as the requirements of section 2.2, under the Pre-Operational section of their SSOP plan dated 02/15/2010. 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.
416.4(d) 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.