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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 14 Jun 2011
Violation: 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: On 6/14/2011 at approximately 2140 hours, while performing pre-operational sanitation verification task after the establishment pre-operational sanitation verification was completed and prior the start of operations the following noncompliances were observed in room 2270(Ham Stuffing). I observed approximately six product pieces that ranged from 1/8 inch to ½ an inch in size, the pieces were located on the inside contact surface of the two pump cylinders of the [redacted] Stuffing Pump located at the back the room. While inspecting the cylinders area of the [redacted] Pump I smelled a foul odor that was coming from the adjoining compartment were the pump motor is located. When PSSI personnel opened the motor compartment door the foul odor was stronger , I also observed product residue and small and large pieces of product located on the motor and 60 percent of the inside motor stainless steel cover, the pieces ranged from 1/2 to 4 inches in size, some of the larger pieces were brownish/greenish in color . I informed and showed (PSSI Supervisor) and (Ham Department Supervisor) of the noncompliance. I rejected the [redacted] Stuffing Pump with U.S Rejected/ Retained tag no.B 24762242. While continuing my inspection I observed a piece of meat of approximately ¼ by ½ an inch in size and product residue, located on the clipper area of the [redacted] machine. I also observed product residue on the frame and support metal bars of the conveyor identity number (31500). All the affected areas were recleaned and sanitized and found acceptable by me, I then relinquished regulatory control action approximately at 2212 hours. At approximately 0445hours, while performing pre-operational sanitation verification task after the establishment pre-operational sanitation verification was completed and prior the start of operations the following noncompliance was observed in room 2335(New Ham Boning). I observed product residue and particles on the contact surface of the two skinner rollers of skinner #2 in line [redacted] I also observed meat and fat particles on the inside contact surface of seven edible white tubs. I informed and showed to ) and I also informed (Ham Boning Supervisor) of my observations. All the affected equipment was recleaned and sanitized in my presence. This is a failure to comply with regulatory requirements 9CFR 416.13(c), 416.4(a) and 416.4(b).
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.