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Hatfield Quality Meats, Inc.

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

USDA Inspection Report: 4 Feb 2012

Code: 01B02
Violation: 416.1, 416.13(c), 416.4(a), 416.4(b)

Citation: On February 4, 2012 atapproximately 0540 hrs, I verified Lock-Out Tag-Out Procedures before performing hands-on Verification of the Establishment's Pre-Operational Sanitation SOP's, in the Bacon slicing , room 2232 and room 2141.Inspection verification procedure to assure all plant equipment, utensils, and facilities that are direct food contact surfaces are properly cleaned and in good repair prior to the start of plant operations). I went area were preoperational sanitation form was kept. I asked plant SSOP pre-op record was ready and it was. Review of that record form Pre-Op Sanitation Procedures" dated 2/4/12. I observed the following noncompliance following two rooms. 1. Room 2232, on second slicer located on right side of the room bacon presser white roller has chunks of bacon and fat,approximately 7 inches x 3 inches from previous use. Supervisor Mr. was informed. He removed chunksof bacon and fat and clean and sanitized. No control was taken room supervisor immediate corrective action. Room 2141, chunks of bacon and fat from previous use was observed on second Lay flat sliced bacon line on second white belt stacker roller approximately6 inchesx 2inches and also on the fat scrap on the metal support on same line, Regulatory control action was taken according to 9 CFR parts 500.2 (a) (1) by preventing the processing production until sanitary conditions could be restored. White conveyor belt was retained with USDA Retained tag B24761527 at about 0600 hours. Mr. was informed. Area was cleaned; and sanitized. When sanitary conditions were restored; area was released at 06:15 hrs 3. Numerous pieces of bacon left at the bottom of label cart located in front of the room. Mr. clean and sanitized the cart. This document serves as written notification that failure to comply with regulatory requirements of 9 CFR parts 416.13 (c), 416.1 and 416.4 (a) 416.4 (b) could result in additional regulatory and/or administrative action according to the Rules of Practice of 9 CFR part 500. The noncompliance are also in violation of section 2.2 part 3 of the plant’s own SSOP(last signed 1/15/12) which states “ [redacted]."


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.

416.13(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.


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