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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791

USDA Inspection Report: 22 Mar 2011

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

Citation: At approximately 0610 hours while performing pre-operational sanitation inspection, after the establishment had completed their pre-operational sanitation inspection and prior to the start of operations, the following noncompliances were observed in room 2140 Chop N' Mix. 1. Product residue from the previous days production was seen inside the bend section of the elbow pipe extension for the i[redacted] blender. The area in question was approximately 2 inches in length and 1 inch in width. 2. Inside to bolo mixer there was product residue measuring 1 inch in diameter between mixing. 3. There were numerous unidentified black particles measuring up to 1/8 inch in diameter inside the [redacted] mixing hopper. 4. There were numerous unidentified black particles on one of the slant conveyor's shelves measuring up to 1/16 inch in diameter. These are all product contact surfaces and potential food safety hazards. 5. There was product residue 1 inch in length and inches in on the 6000 blender conveyor stand. This a non-product contact surface and a potential food safety hazard. Mr. area supervisor was notified of the non-compliance's. No tag was issued as the establishment initiated immediate corrective action by recleaning and sanitizing the affected equipment. A review the establishment pre-operational sanitation record for room 2140, Chop N' Mix showed no mention of any of the deficiencies with the exception of the 6000 blender auger. The record also indicated that the machine had been cleaned and sanitized. The establishment was notified of there failure to meet the regulatory requirements of 416.13.(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b) of the Meat and Poultry Regulatory as well as the requirements of section 2.2 under the Pre-operation section of their SSOP plan dated 02/15/2010. NR LINKAGE: NR # 0008-2011-17280 was written on March 8, 2011 for the same root cause. THIS DOCUMENT SERVES AS WRITTEN NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS COULD RESULT IN ADDITIONAL REGULATORY OR ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION.


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(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.


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