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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 12 Jan 2012

Code: 04B04
Violation: 317.1, 318.1(c)

Citation: On January 11, 2012, at 4:35 pm while walking through the ham storage cooler room 2275 towards the stuffing room to perform operational sanitation inspection, I observed the following noncompliance. I observed vat of emulsified product with cover from previous operation and no label on the product. I took regulatory control action by tagging the bin with U.S. Reject/Retain Tag #B24762325. The product was 488 lbs. I immediately verbally notified ham boning Team Lead of my action and noncompliance of the retention of the vat of unidentified product. Plant failure to meet the Meat and Poultry Regulations 9 CFR 317.1, 416.1 and 416.4(d). Ms. Technical Service, Food Safety was notified of the noncompliance of the retention of unidentified emulsified products. Plant failure to meet the Meat and Poultry Regulations 317.1 and CFR 416.4(d) which states: Product must be protected from adulteration during processing, handling, storage, loading, and unloading at and during transportation from official establishments. In addition, a similar noncompliance was observed on 12/1/2011 Plant Management's further planned actions for noncompliance record #MXL02814124701 N/1 Preventive measured states “Team member from third shift Smoked meat and first shift Chop and Mix have been retrained on the importance of labeling all products that is stored in coolers. In addition, for the next two weeks, room management will conduct retraining verification every time rework product is produced that need to be stored in chop and Mix coolers. This will ensure the retraining was effective “was either ineffective or not applied as indicated by today's repeated noncompliance. This document serves as written notification that your failure to comply with the regulatory requirements could result in additional regulatory or administrative action.


317.1(a) When, in an official establishment, any inspected and passed product is placed in any receptacle or covering constituting an immediate container, there shall be affixed to such container a label as described in 317.2 except that the following do not have to bear such a label.

318.1(c) Every article for use as an ingredient in the preparation of meat food products, when entering any official establishment and at all times while it is in such establishment, shall bear a label showing the name of the article, the amount or percentage therein of any substances restricted by this part or part 317 of this subchapter, and a list of ingredients in the article if composed of two or more ingredients: Provided, That in the case of articles received in tank car lots, only one such label shall be used to identify each lot. In addition, the label must show the name and address of the shipper.


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