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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 30 Mar 2011

Code: 01C02
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), 416.4(d)

Citation: At approximately 0303 hrs on the morning 03/31/11 while performing an 01C02 (operational sanitation) procedure in room 2276 (Ham Injection), I observed the following noncompliance. I observed condensation dripping from a pipe into a tank containing edible solution. The [redacted] injector draws solution directly from this tank and injects it into product. The  [redacted] was operating at the time of the observation. This is a case of direct product contamination. There was beaded condensation on the same pipe over adjacent equipment that contained the same solution. I immediately alerted the employee operating the [redacted] to cease operation. Then I tagged the affected product with US Retained Tag No. B24762240. Finally, I notified Smoked Meat and Injection Supervisor, of the noncompliance and of my regulatory actions. The tank was emptied into a nearby drain. The tank was then cleaned and sanitized as necessary. Green plastic was placed overtop of the affected tank and other exposed product nearby and production resumed. This contamination is in violation of the plant's own SSOP. Section 3.4.1 of the SSOP states " [redacted] ". In addition, the situation described above is in noncompliance with 9 CFR 416.13(c), 416.2(d), 416.4(a), and 416.4(d).


416.13(c) Each official establishment shall monitor daily the implementation of the procedures in the Sanitation SOP’s.

416.2(d) Ventilation. Ventilation adequate to control odors, vapors, and condensation to the extent necessary to prevent adulteration of product and the creation of insanitary conditions must be provided.

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) Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments.


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