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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 13 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1), 416.4(b)
Citation: Today 06/13/2011 at approximately 0545 to 0600 hours while performing pre-operational sanitation inspection prior to the start of operations I observed noncompliance. In Room 2495 (Kill Floor) in Unit 31 I observed several drain flies on the auger wall, leaf lard puller shield and the east wall. Some of the grout was broken away from the auger wall cap creating a hole in the auger wall and I noticed a hole in the east wall near the floor. I immediately notified Mr. Kill Floor Lead who killed the flies, instructed PSSI personnel to clean and sanitize the area and stated he will issue a Work Request for the repair of the holes. In Room 1285 (Head Boning Room) in Unit 14 I observed 2 drain flies on the outside sheet metal of the trachea grinder. I also noticed a significant amount of red product still in the adjacent auger from previous day's production. There was a foul odor emanating from the auger trough. I immediately notified Mr. (Offal Supervisor) who killed the flies, instructed to clean trachea grinder and rinse the auger trough. [newline][newline] Also today at approximately 0635 hours while continuing to perform the SPS Verification Task after the start of operations in Room 2495 I observe numerous drain flies along the east wall and the adjacent auger wall and the split saw shield. I immediately notified Mr. (Kill Floor Lead) who killed the flies and cleaned the area.[newline][newline][newline]I reviewed Establishment 791's Pre-Operational Sanitation Records and did observe documentation of flies including: In Room 2495, "Walls/Auger walls behind split saws, opening area , railout area 20 30 sewer flies removed prior to start"; in Room 1285, "wall below clock 5 flies, killed, disposed of, and sanitized". These corrective actions failed to prevent this noncompliance.[newline][newline] Dr. Outsource/HACCP Coordinator was verbally notified of this noncompliance and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.1, 416.2(a), 416.2(b)(1) and 416.4(b) as we as Establishment 791's GMP's dated 6/6/11 which states on page 9 "Effective measures will be taken to exclude pests from the food processing... areas to protect against the contamination of food on premises by pests." This document servers as written notification of a monitoring noncompliance.[newline]
416.1 Each official establishment must be operated and maintained in a manner sufficient to prevent the creation of insanitary conditions and to ensure that product is not adulterated.
416.2(a) Grounds and pest control. The grounds about an establishment must be maintained to prevent conditions that could lead to insanitary conditions, adulteration of product, or interfere with inspection by FSIS program employees. Establishments must have in place a pest management program to prevent the harborage and breeding of pests on the grounds and within establishment facilities. Pest control substances used must be safe and effective under the conditions of use and not be applied or stored in a manner that will result in the adulteration of product or the creation of insanitary conditions.
416.2(b)(1) Establishment buildings, including their structures, rooms, and compartments must be of sound construction, be kept in good repair, and be of sufficient size to allow for processing, handling, and storage of product in a manner that does not result in product adulteration or the creation of insanitary conditions.
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.