The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County

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Here are the most recent food safety violations in Lebanon County, as documented by Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture.

Inspections are taken as a “snapshot” of the day and time, and should not necessarily be taken as overall indicators of an establishment’s cleanliness. Violations are often corrected prior to the inspector leaving the site. Restaurants were found to be in compliance unless otherwise noted.

Agrento’s Pizza Palace

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May 30, 2019 | 21 E Main Street, Richland, PA 17087

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Exposed food preparation observed in rear prep area under dirty return air ventilation ducts, and subject to potential contamination.

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employee observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraint, such as beard cover.

3 – 301.11 Preventing Contamination from Hands
A food employee was observed touching a sandwich with bare hands.

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Ice Cream Express Lebanon

June 1, 2019 | Lebanon, PA

5 – 203.11 Handwashing Sinks-Numbers and Capacities
The food facility does not have a handwash sink located in the *food prep / warewashing area.

Harper’s Produce and Cafe

June 1, 2019 | 35 S. 8th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Paper towel dispenser missing at the handwash sink in the food prep area.

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

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4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically observed dust on some unused equipment and debris from construction on the floor in corner of stand.

Magic Wok

June 3, 2019 | 720 Quentin Road, Suite 5, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed ready to eat food, located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 48 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the warewashing area to remind food employees to wash their hands.

Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the food prep area. Corrected

Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the warewashing area.

Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the food prep area and the handwash sink in the warewashing area.

6 – 501.16 Drying Mops
Mops are not being hung to air dry.

4 – 201.11 Equipment & Utensils-Durability & Strength
Single service plastic deli containers are being used in dry ingredient storage containers instead of durable scoops with handles.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The interior of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Lids for 5-gallon pails observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing.

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Food in the walk-in cooler, a reach-in refrigerator and the dry ingredient storage area stored open with no covering.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically a shelf over the 3-compartment sink and shelves that are lined with cardboard.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean food equipment on a shelf over the 3-compartment sink in the warewashing area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

4 – 904.11 Single-Service & Single-Use Articles, Preventing Contamination
Customer self-service single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers.

Pizza Town II

June 4, 2019 | 2 Micro Drive, Jonestown, PA 17038

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Three food employees observed in food preparation/handling areas, not wearing required hair restraints.

2 – 301.14 When to Wash
Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.

2 – 302.11 Maintenance-Fingernails
Food employees observed working with exposed food (dough) wearing fingernail polish.

4 – 501.11 Good Repair & Proper Adjustment-Equipment
Loose/torn door gaskets observed on the Leader pizza baine marie unit & True upright freezer.

4 – 204.112 Design & Functionality of Temperature Measuring Devices
Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in all refrigerator units.

Hutter’s Store

June 4, 2019 | 470 Jonestown Road, Jonestown, PA 17038

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Observed three, 1/2 gallons of fat free milk being offered for sale with an expiration date 6/3/19.

4 – 601.11(B-C) Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
Observed non-food contact surfaces of cooking equipment (fryer & grill/oven) with grease and soil accumulation.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
The handwash sink next to the warewashing sinks was blocked by a box & empty plastic containers and not accessible at all times for employee use.

Bella Lebanon Pizza

June 5, 2019 | 701 Lehman Street, Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Soap and towels were not available at the handwash sink in the food prep area.

No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the food prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands.


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Comments

  1. Alright, that’s it!!!
    Making them FAMOUS from now on!!!
    This CONTINUAL DISREGARD for our health and welfare just earned your REPEAT violations worldwide press…
    I just plastered this list all over ALL MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS, IDIOTS!!!

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