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Lancaster County restaurant inspections: Sept. 8, 2017

Intelligencer Journal - 9/8/2017

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a “risk-based” inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers.

Harvey’s Main Street BBQ, 120 N. Duke St., Sept. 1. No violations.

The Brasserie, 120 N. Duke St., Sept. 1. No violations.

House of Tacos , 245 W. King St., Aug. 31. The person in charge failed to notify the department of an imminent health hazard and cease operations. Liquid waste was in the basement of food facility.

Mi Tiendita Grocery Store , 527 W. King St., Aug. 31. Milk, a potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food requiring date marking, in the refrigerator area, was beyond the date marking and requires discarding. Prepackaged frozen meat is not labeled with the required FDA labels. The products were discarded.

Fraternal Order of Eagles , 606 Union St., Aug. 30. No violations.

Plaza Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 1700 Fruitville Pike, Suite L, opening, Aug. 30. No violations.

Rochelle’s Pastries, New Holland Fair, New Holland, Aug. 30. No violations.

Chilangos Authentic Mexican Restaurante, 56 N. Broad St., Lititz, Aug. 29. Spice shelf lined with cardboard, which is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low-temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm and not 50-100 ppm as required. Service company notified at time of inspection. Single-service sour cream containers are being reused for food storage. An accumulation of food debris at floor/wall junction.

CVS Pharmacy No. 1669, 103 Willow Valley Square, Aug. 29. No violations.

East Side Community Kitchen Ebenezer, 347 N. Plum St., Aug. 29. No violations.

Gaudenzia Vantage Inc. , 206 E. King St., Aug. 29. No violations.

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 1535 Manheim Pike, Aug. 29. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility, as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. The person in charge has failed in his managerial duties in controlling food safety in this food facility. A Food Employee Certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the food establishment. Ice scoop at the drive-thru being stored in a bin of dirty water. Torn rubber door gaskets on the small cooling unit beneath the cooked chicken. Black residue up inside the ice maker at the customer self-service soda machine. A tan residue buildup inside the self-service soda machine nozzles in the front service area and at the drive-thru. Tan slime on the deflector plate of the ice maker. These utensils and equipment were greasy and not clean to sight and touch and were stored clean: cookie sheets, scoops, trays and tongs. Old food splatter hanging from beneath the pass-through above the hot-holding table. Slime and old food residue on the metal carts used to hold the boxes of chicken in the walk-in cooler. Old food residue and slime around the base of the hand-wash sink in the back. Old grease and food residue on the tray used for storing clean utensils. Pink slime down the entire inner jamb of the walk-in cooler door. The faucet at the front hand-wash sink does not stay upright and turns upside down when attempting to wash hands. The dumpster corral is full of dead leaves, debris and bags of trash, creating a potential for rodent harborage. The dumpster lids are broken and do not close tight. There were bags of trash thrown on top of the dumpster. Cracked floor tiles in the walk-in freezer. Loose floor tiles with old food residue and dirty water near the floor drain in the back. The coving is missing from the wall at the base opening of the walk-in cooler. The entire floor in the back is extremely greasy and wet. Part of the wall in the walk-in cooler is eroding and is no longer smooth and easily cleanable. The wall tiles under the dry storage rack are broken and missing. Paper towel dispenser is empty at the hand-wash sink in the back. Several small, flying insects in the back area near the mop sink and near the cookies.

Keystone Service Systems Inc. , 230 S. Queen St., Aug. 29. The Food Employee Certification has expired. The facility has 90 days to replace or renew the department certification; repeat violation.

La Promesa Restaurant , 52 E. Main St., Ephrata, type 2 follow-up, Aug. 2. The thermometer provided measures only hot food and not both hot and cold.

Lyndon City Line Diner , 1370 Manheim Pike, Aug. 29. Commercially processed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food, located in the walk-in cooler and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Refrigerated ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility, as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection; repeat violation of 2016. An aerosol can of stainless steel cleaner stored among clean food equipment in the dish-washing area. Cigarettes found on the shelf with food in the back during the inspection. Food employees preparing food at the cook line and in back preparing soups while not wearing beard covers; repeat violation of 2016. Crab dip in the Traulsen reach-in cooler is spoiled and moldy and adulterated. Ham slices in the small cooling unit stored open with no covering beneath a fan covered in mildew. Roast beef, turkey, tomatoes, salsa, pancake mix, eggs, buffalo chicken dip and crab dip were held at 50-72 F, in the front cooling unit at the cook line and in the Traulsen reach-in cooler, rather than 41 F or below as required; repeat violation of 2016. Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food; repeat violation of 2016. The shelves in the cooling unit across from the cook line are wrapped in plastic, which is not smooth and easily cleanable. Temperature-measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the Traulsen reach-in cooler. The ambient temperature of the Traulsen reach-in cooling unit is 60 F. This unit shall not be used for storing time/temperature-control-for-safety foods until it is repaired and holding proper cold-holding temperatures. Black mold on the inner-back wall of the ice maker. Old, hardened food residue on the inner rim of the ham slicer; repeat violation of 2016. Mold on some of the shelves of the walk-in cooler. Mildew on the fan of the small cooling unit. Clean aprons stored in the employee restroom. Dumpster lid left open at the time of this inspection.

Penn National Lancaster OTW, 2090 Lincoln Highway East, Aug. 29. Dried food residue accumulation on food slicer and on the interior surfaces of the microwave oven.

Ruby Tuesday No. 4558, 35 S. Willowdale Drive, Aug. 29. Food employees in food prep area are not wearing beard nets. In-use food tongs stored on fire-suppression piping under grease vent hood. Exterior surface of microwave oven door is split and needs to be replaced. Numerous clean plates have dried food residue and are not clean to sight and touch; corrected. Clean plastic serving ladles and tongs stored in a manner that exposes food contact surface to employee touch.

American Legion 34 , 1388 Arcadia Road, Aug. 28. No violations.

Arbor Place Youth Center, 520 North St., Aug. 28. No violations.

Bob Evans No. 320, 3000 Hempland Road, change of owner, Aug. 28. An irreversible registering thermometer or thermal strips are not available for measuring the utensil surface temperature. The black insulation for the condensate pipe on unit No. 1 in the walk-in cooler is torn and is dripping residue. Old food and grease splatter on the backsplash below window No. 1. Old, hardened food residue up inside the interior of the microwaves. Old food residue on the inside of the splash guard of the floor-model mixer. Clean dish racks stored on the floor in front of the dishwasher. Clean food equipment on the storage rack, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). Peeling paint in the lower corner inside the employee restroom. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the front service area and the employee restroom.

Capriccio Pizza, 18 Copperfield Circle, Lititz, Aug. 28. Food employee donning single-use gloves without a prior hand-washing. Wooden pizza paddles are chipped and have jagged edges and need to be corrected so that they are smooth; repeat violation. Spaces between hood baffles. Residue on ice machine deflector plate. Dust adhering to grease on hood baffles.

Ella’s Place, 825 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, complaint, Aug. 28. No violations.

Ephrata Pizza Shoppe, 43 E. Main St., Ephrata, Aug. 28. Working container of degreaser taken from bulk supplies was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Certified Food Manager certificate has expired. At least one person needs to successfully complete an approved food safety course within 90 days of this inspection report date. Provide a copy to this department and post original when received. Nicks in both pizza paddles. Correct so they have smooth surfaces.

Glenn Wise Shady Acres Farm , 8514 Elizabethtown Road, Elizabethtown, Aug. 28. Prepackaged bulk foods are not labeled properly with the name of product, distributed by statement.

Golden Corral , 2291 Lincoln Highway East, Aug. 28. Chipping paint on the exterior of the meat grinder with the potential to contaminate food. Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food. Old food debris on the interior back ledge of the pizza bain-marie. Torn rubber door gaskets on the double-door stack refrigerator cooling unit. Rust buildup on blades of manual vegetable wedger. Vegetable slicer blades and salad dressing ladles have dried food residue present and are not clean to sight and touch. Cooking equipment, an accumulation of food residue, debris and grease on nonfood-contact surfaces. No chemical sanitizer being used on cutting blades of vegetable slicers after washing and rinsing them and prior to use. Serving ladles stored with the eating-end up and exposed to employee touch. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair - drain pipes leaking at two hand-wash sinks and the three-compartment sink.

Hogar Crea International Inc. , 26 Green St., Aug. 28. Raw eggs were stored above ready-to-eat foods in the reach-in refrigerator. Corrected on-site. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Park’s Groceries, 201 W. Vine St., Aug. 28. No violations.

Scoops Ice Cream & Grille, 312 Primrose Lane, Mountville, Aug. 28. The floor is rusting and is no longer smooth and easily cleanable.

Base Inc. , 120 N. Duke St., Aug. 26. No violations.

The Fridge LLC , 120 N. Duke St., Aug. 26. No violations.

Boothy’s BBQ, 198 W. Ridge Road, Building 3, Door 3, Elizabethtown, follow-up, Aug. 25. No violations.

Lapp’s Produce, 955 E. State St., Ephrata, follow-up, Aug. 25. No violations.

Long Community at Highland, 600 E. Roseville Road, Aug. 25. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility, as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. An employee’s open beverage container (screw-cap variety) was in food prep area on a food prep table. Raw chicken thawing above raw fish and raw beef in the drawer-type cooler in the front service area. Enamel chipping off of the white blending paddle for the KitchenAid mixer, posing possible physical contamination. The interior of the microwave is chipping and is no longer smooth and easily cleanable. Excessive label residue on wet, stacked food containers. Old, hardened food residue on the can opener blade. An excessive amount of residue inside the drain beneath the mechanical dishwasher. Excessive residue on the inside of the doors of the mechanical dishwasher. Old food residue on the inside of the splash guard of the floor-model mixer. Old food residue on the tops of the edges of the cooler doors in the front service area. Old food splatter on the underside of the coffee, juice, and cappuccino dispensers. Clean food equipment on the storage rack, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). A hole in the ceiling near the food prep table in the back. Peeling paint on the ceiling tile near the food prep table in the back. The intake air duct near the mechanical dishwasher has static dust.

Two Cousins Pizza, 1762 Columbia Ave., Aug. 25. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility, as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Food facility has an original certificate posted, but the location is not conspicuous for public viewing; repeat violation of 2016. An employee’s open beverage container (screw-cap variety) was in sandwich and pizza-making area. Food employees eating in the back food prep area, as evidenced by partially consumed food. Food employees preparing pizza while not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats. Raw shrimp stored above pasta in the reach-in cooler. Food utensils stored in a container of water that is not maintained at 135 F. Scoop being stored in the ice machine with handle buried beneath the ice bin and the ice maker. Wet wiping cloths on the food prep tables are not being stored in sanitizer solution. A regular paint brush with erosion on the metal part is being used to grease pizza pans, rather than a food-grade brush. Packing tape being used to hold together the bain-marie lid. Packing tape being used on two sections of the drain pipe beneath the three-bowl sink. Torn rubber door gaskets on the sandwich cooling unit. An accumulation of residue inside the soda nozzles in the wait station and out in the customer area. Pink slime on the deflector plate of the ice maker. Single-service, single-use articles (pizza boxes) stored in the facility and in the outer storage sheds are directly on the floor and not 6 inches above the floor. Dead leaves and trash in the dumpster corral.

Udder Choice Inc. , 1812 W. Main St., Ephrata, Aug. 25. Food employee donning single-use gloves without a prior hand-washing. Internal temperature of hash browns, tuna salad and cheese in bain-marie measured 44-54 F rather than 41 F or below as required; discarded. Designated hand-washing sink at front counter being used to rinse out a cannister and to wet paper towels to wipe down exterior of equipment.

Brook Lawn Farm Market , 34 Kreider Ave., Aug. 24. No violations.

Corner Coffee Shop, 3526 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, Aug. 24. Facility has been selling kombucha tea that is being made in an unlicensed facility. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low-temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm and not 50-100 ppm as required.

CVS No. 1665, 129 Doe Run Road, Manheim, Aug. 24. No violations.

Elstonville Sports Association , 3133 Pinch Road, Manheim, Aug. 24. Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold. Nonfood contact surfaces, such as handles on equipment, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair - water leaking at the utility sink in the mop room.

George’s at Kendig Square, 2600 N. Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, complaint, Aug. 24. No violations.

Martin’s Custom Butchering, 405 Reidenbach Road, New Holland, Aug. 24. Food employees in food prep area not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats or beard covers.

Mountville Mart , 302 Highland Drive, Mountville, opening, Aug. 24. Food facility does not have a three-compartment sink for manual ware-washing.

Stauffers of Kissel Hill No. 6, 1050 Lititz Pike, Lititz, Aug. 24. Beef stew, pork ribs, chicken wings, potatoes, shrimp/noodles and turkey in gravy on hot bar had internal temperatures of 118-132 F rather than 135 F or above. Temperature dial on unit was turned up; corrected. Internal temperature of some time/temperature-control-for-safety foods in salad display case measured 44-45 F rather than 41 F or less. Repair service called at time of inspection and correction made to unit. Cardboard, a material that’s not easily cleanable, lining the floor in the front of the walk-in freezer in bakery. The temperature of quat ammonia sanitizer being dispensed at the three-bay sink in bakery measured 145 F rather than 75 F, as stated on test strip container label. There is a half-inch gap under door in seafood department that needs to be sealed to prevent vector entrance. In meat department, paper towels, a hand-washing aid, located at a sink that is not used for hand-washing. In bakery, floor drain is clogged, causing water to pool in walk-in cooler. An accumulation of food debris under shelves in kitchen.

Wawa No. 8025, 787 Route 41, Gap, Aug. 24. Three pints of half-and-half offered for sale with expired “sell-by date”; discarded. Insulation torn on walk-in cooler condensate line, and water dripping into a case of cheese; item discarded. Equipment not in good repair - insulation missing on walk-in cooler condensate line and water dripping on food items. Static dust accumulation on walk-in cooler condensing unit fan covers.

Bent Creek Country Club , 620 Bent Creek Road, Lititz, Aug. 23. Snack bar food handler is not wearing a hair restraint. In snack bar, tongs found stored on handle of hot dog roller rather than a smooth, clean location. Utensils are being stored in sanitizer between use. Utensils moved to a hot water bath. Ice cream chest lid in kitchen is duct taped, which is not a durable, smooth, easily cleanable surface. Deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Clean metal inserts on kitchen storage shelves stored wet in a manner that does not allow for air drying (wet nesting). In upstairs walk-in refrigerator, a copious amount of pooled water. Bottle caps and other debris under cabinets in snack bar.

Caruso’s Italian Restaurant, 2036 Main St., Rothsville, Aug. 23. Frayed, splintered edges on wooden pizza paddle. Correct so that edges are smooth.

Country Meadows RS LLC , 81 Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, Aug. 23. Several open-type beverage containers in food prep areas; corrected on-site. Residue accumulations are present under equipment and hard-to-reach surfaces in kitchen and prep area. Customer single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by employees. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair - water leaking at the drain for the rear prep area hand-washing sink.

Firepit Kitchen & Bar , 605 Richmond Drive, Aug. 23. No violations.

Greenfield Restaurant , 595 Greenfield Road, Aug. 23. Raw chicken stored with cooked pork belly in the walk-in cooler. Torn rubber door gaskets on the walk-in cooler door and on the bottom door of the four-door True Reach-In cooler.

Rails to Trails Bicycle Shop, 1010 Hershey Road, Elizabethtown, Aug. 23. No violations.

Aldi No. 93, 2350 Lincoln Highway East, Suite 370, Aug. 22. No violations.

Bella Vista Bar & Grill , 4220 Fairview Road, Columbia, follow-up, Aug. 2. Refrigerated commercially processed, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food (ham, cheese, spicy ham, salami), located in the bain-marie and the refrigerator in the basement, and held more than 24 hours, are not being date marked; repeat violation of 2016 and 2017. Food facility has an employee that has taken food safety training program; however, the food safety program was not an ANSI/CFP accredited Certified Food Manager program (Certificate of Achievement). The food facility has 90 days to enroll an employee in a recognized food safety course. The facility will fax proof of registration of an employee in a certified food safety course. Old food residue on the inner rim of the meat slicer; repeat violation. Old food splatter on the underside of the mixer; repeat violation.

Bless the Children Daycare II, 3 S. Plum St., opening, Aug. 22. No violations.

Dottie’s Snack Bar, 425 Fourth St., Quarryville, complaint, Aug. 22. No violations.

Farmersville Butcher Shop, 37 W. Farmersville Road, Ephrata, Aug. 22. Chlorine tests expired in 2014 and need to be replaced. Quat sanitizer and test strips are available to use until new test strips are provided.

Credit: LANCASTERONLINE | Staff

 
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