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: 20 Mar 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a)
Citation: On this day, Monday Morning, March 21, 2011 at approximately 0445 hours, after Plant Management had completed their SSOP verification checks for Pre-Operational Sanitation and prior to the start of Operations the following noncompliance was observed in room 2170 (Frank Stuffing.) there were approximately 40 to 50 stainless Steel rods stacked on a pile underneath the line where the stuffed franks get hung to enter the cooking and chilling system. I observed in previous day's Production personnel using these rods to hang the stuffed Frank loops unto the cooking and chilling system. I observed approximately 15 of theses Rods ( product contact) were in an unsanitary condition, covered with product residue from previous day's production. the residue was tan to dark brown in color and ranged in size from 1 inch long to 2 inches long. I immediately rejected the pile of rods with USDA reject tag # B 24762261. Being the rods were in one big pile, and could not be properly evaluated for acceptable condition, I requested that the Rods be put into a tank to be properly cleaned, and I relinquished my regulatory control of the Rods to the Technical Services Department who took control of the tank of rods by attaching their reject tag. I informed Mr. Plant representative, who performed the Pre-Operational Sanitation checks in room 2170 of the noncompliance. The SSOP Sheet filled out by the Plant was not completed at the time of my Inspection. The Establishment was notified of their failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 416.13(c) and 416.4(a) 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.