The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County

3 min readPosted July 5, 2019

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.

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8th St. US Gas

June 27 | 742 Walnut Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

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.

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6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter observed due to weeds, old equipment and debris located on the premises.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically the fan covers on the walk-in cooler evaporator.

Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically under the shelves of the floor of the walk-in cooler.

Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically a pump ketchup dispenser was dirty.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Ice scoop is being stored on a wood shelf instead of on a durable clean surface.

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5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Observed employee use the handwash sink to clean a ketchup dispenser.

5 – 501.11 Outdoor Storage Surface
Trash receptacle / waste handling unit outside does not have a tight-fitting lid or cover; one lid is missing. Noted on 2/19/19.

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Hot dog tongs, a food dispensing utensil stored on the counter.

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3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed one rack of candy on a display unit 2 inches the floor, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

4 – 501.14 Warewashing Equipment, Cleaning Frequency
Three compartment sink is blocked and does not appear to be used. Observed employee washing ketchup dispenser in the hand-wash sink.

5 – 502.11 Frequency-Removal
Waste not being removed from the food facility at an appropriate frequency as evidenced by overflowing interior trash receptacles.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Exterior premises, unnecessary items and litter need to be removed from the grounds of the facility; specifically old signage, a bike and bag of trash in the A/C enclosure, old sheets of plywood and shelving in the trash enclosure.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Open packages of hot dogs are not being date marked.

Cumberland Club

July 2 | 713 Locust Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, specifically a side-by-side refrigerator, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
Handwashing signs are missing in two toilet rooms.

Sirro’s Italian Water Ice

July 5 | 35 S. 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Observed heavy build-up of frost on the chest freezer; frost is not a cleanable surface.

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

Carmany’s Double Twist

July 5 | 35 S. 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 203.12 Accuracy of Temperature Measuring Devices for Ambient Air and Water
Thermometer for measuring the temperature of the refrigerator is not accurate. Food items in the refrigerator are 41°F, but the thermometer in the unit was measuring 20 – 30 °F.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed jars of jam stored directly on the floor in storage area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Hot pockets were held at 109 – 115°F, in the hot-holding area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Employee to reheat the food to the required temperature.

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

Foltzs’ Pretzels

July 5 | 35 S. 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 304.14 Wiping Cloths, Use Limitations
Observed wet wiping cloths in prep area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.

4 – 901.11 Equipment & Utensils, Air Drying Required
Observed towel being used for drying utensils and food equipment after cleaning.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Food was held at 47 – 48°F, in the under counter reach-in refrigerator area, rather than 41°F or below as required. There were two thermometers in the unit; one was accurate, but the other was not accurate.

4 – 501.114 Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization
The employee stated the incorrect order for washing, rinsing and sanitizing equipment. The 3-compartment sink should be labeled and employees should know the correct process.


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