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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.
Address: 3150 Coffeetown Rd, Orefield, PA 18069
Establishment No.: m791
USDA Inspection Report: 25 Oct 2011
Violation: 416.15(a), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)
Citation: Today 10/25/2011, at approximately 0640 hours after the start of operations in room #1310, I observed noncompliance as follows: Numerous pieces of fat and white product from previous days production, up to approximately one inch in length on the top of the bung packing table (product contact surface); three bundles of product packing boxes on the top of the bung packing table in contact with the fat; numerous pieces of fat and white product of various sizes up to approximately six inches in length on the floor in an area approximately twenty feet by fifteen feet around the bung packing table; six box separators placed on the floor in two rows of three end to end and side to side with a company employee standing on the separators. I immediately rejected the room using US Reject Tag # B 24762409 as described in 9 CFR 500.2(a)(1). Upon review of Establishment 791's pre-operational sanitation records for room #1310 for today, I observed documentation of fat on the floor. Stated corrective actions were "Recleaned and Sanitized prior to production" and room #1310 was released by plant management at 0506 hours. I observed no documentation of these noncompliances in Establishment 791's operational sanitation records nor in Technical Services pre-operational sanitation verification records. However, I did observe a Technical Services technician tag and release room #1310 for fat on the floor prior to start of operations. Ms. Compliance Superintendent was verbally notified of these noncompliances and the failure to meet regulatory requirements 9 CFR 416.15(a), 416.4(a) and 416.4(b) as well as Establishment 791's SSOP Program dated 4/11/11, which states on page three " [redacted]." also stated on page six "[redacted]" Establishment 791 also failed to meet their Good Manufacturing Practices Program dated 6/3/11, which states on page thirteen " All food manufacturing, including packaging, shall be conducted under conditions and controls as are necessary to minimize the potential growth of microorganisms...."
416.15(a) Each official establishment shall take appropriate corrective action(s) when either the establishment or FSIS determines that the establishment’s Sanitation SOP’s or the procedures specified therein, or the implementation or maintenance of the Sanitation SOP’s, may have failed to prevent direct contamination or adulteration of product(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.