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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: 03J01
Violation: 310.18, 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: Today 03/30/11 at approximately 0930 hours while performing procedure 03J01 in Room 2495 (Kill Floor), after Establishment 791's critical control point for zero tolerance (04-CCP-[redacted]) and prior to the final wash I observed the following noncompliance: in the left pelvic cavity of a hog carcass a smear of yellowish green fibrous fecal material approximately 3/4" in diameter as well as a 1/4"smear along the back about 6" below where the head is separated at the neck. I immediately took regulatory control action as described in 9 CFR 500.2(a)(2) and retained the carcass using US Retain Tag # B 24762140. I had the carcass removed from the product flow and notified company management. After the carcass was trimmed, I released it back into production. Upon review of Establishment 791's HACCP record for 04-CCP-15 for 03/30/11 through 0935 hours, I observed no documentation of this critical limit failure. Mr. Kill Floor Supervisor, was verbally notified of this noncompliance and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 417.2(c)(4) & 310.18 as well as Establishment 791's HACCP Pork Slaughter Program dated 02/22/11 which states in the HACCP Master Sheet-Slaughter for 04-CCP-[redacted] that the critical limit is "[redacted] " On 02/08/11 a similar noncompliance with the same root cause of zero tolerance critical limit failure was documented on Noncompliance Record # 0006-2011-17436. Establishment 791's stated preventative measures of " The team members involved with the bunging process were retrained in proper bunging techniques. The team members involved with the trimming process were also retrained in the importance of inspecting the carcass for contamination and to reinforce that they need to stop the line and/or ask for help if they are becoming overwhelmed." These preventative measures were either ineffective or not implemented and failed to prevent the recurrence of this noncompliance. This document serves as written notification of a monitoring noncompliance. Continued failure to meet regulatory requirements could result in further enforcement and/or administrative action as described in 9 CFR 500.4.


310.18(a) Carcasses, organs, and other parts shall be handled in a sanitary manner to prevent contamination with fecal material, urine, bile, hair, dirt, or foreign matter; however, if contamination occurs, it shall be promptly removed in a manner satisfactory to the inspector.

417.2(c)(4) List the procedures, and the frequency with which those procedures will be performed, that will be used to monitor each of the critical control points to ensure compliance with the critical limits;


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