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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 17 May 2011

Code: 03J02
Violation: 310.18, 417.2(c)(4)

Citation: Today, 05/17/2011 at approximately 0634 hours while performing HACCP Slaughter Verification Procedure 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 canal of a hog carcass along the tail bone, a piece of fecal material, greenish-brownish and fibrous texture approximately 5/8 of an inch long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Also in the left pelvic canal on the muscle tissue above the aitch bone, a smear of fecal material greenish-brownish and fibrous texture approximately 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide. I immediately took regulatory control action as described in 9 CFR 500.2(a)(2) and retained the carcass using U.S. Retain Tag #B 24762178. I directed a company employee to remove the carcass from the production flow and notified plant management. After the carcass was trimmed and reinspected it was released into production. Upon review of Establishment 791's HACCP record for 04-CCP-15 dated 05/17/11, I observed no documentation of this critical limit failure.[newline][newline] Mr. Kill Floor Supervisor, was verbally notified of this noncompliance and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 417.(c)(4) and 310.18 as well as Establishment 791's HACCP Pork Slaughter Program last dated 05/12/11 which states in the HACCP Master Sheet-Slaughter for 04-CCP-[redacted]) that critical limit is " [redacted]." On 03/30/2011 a similar noncompliance with the same root cause of zero tolerance critical limit failure was documented on Noncompliance Record # 0015-2011-17436. Establishment 791's stated preventative measures of "The team members will be retrained on the key expectations that state they are to stop the process if there is a food safety issue. In addition, production will continue to monitor the CCP every 30 minutes for 2 days after the deviation." These preventive measures were either ineffective or not implemented and failed to prevent the recurrence of this noncompliance.[newline][newline]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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