The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County

4 min read490 views and 23 shares Posted August 10, 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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Ideal Food Basket

August 2 | 640 N 7th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Several food items in the meat and RTE display cases were held at 45 – 48°F, rather than 41°F or below as required due to being stacked too high in the case and being outside of the cold zone of the case. Items were discarded.

Sunoco A Plus

August 5 | 2520 Quentin Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Sandwiches and hot dogs were held at 95-105°F, in the self serve area, rather than 135°F or above as required.

7 – 201.11 Separation-Storage
A working container of motor oil, polish, scouring pads were stored above drying area of 3 bay sink.

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed leaking under the soda station cabinet and at the 3 bay sink.

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The Quentin Haus

August 5 | Rts 72 & 419, Quentin, PA 17083

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

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

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4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, such as shelving, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of rust, dirt, and soil.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk in box, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food in baine marie was held at 49-55°F, in the prep area, rather than 41°F or below as required.

William Penn Restaurant

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August 6 | 633 Cumberland Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Observed food utensils stored in a slot on the edge of a painted wood cabinet that is slightly chipped and difficult to clean. Utensils were removed.

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.

The Timeless Cafe

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August 6 | 18 S 8th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean dish racks stored on the floor in warewashing area.

5 – 501.17 Toilet Room Receptacle, Covered
Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

Musser’s Markets #321

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August 6 | 1750 Quentin Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Baking tins and food containers on drying racks were not clean to sight and touch. Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in wash areas, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, such as storage containers, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

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Tony’s Roma Pizzeria

August 8 | 52 W Main St, Myerstown, PA 17067

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Not all commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, are not being marked with the date it was opened.

4 – 501.14 Warewashing Equipment, Cleaning Frequency
Inside corners of three bay sink are stained with food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.

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2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.

Clarion Inn

August 8 | 625 Quentin Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
Observed a small fragment of brown glass in the ice bin, the manager stated that it likely came from a bottle breaking as it was discarded into the recyle container which is near the ice bin. Recommend obtaining a lid with a small opening for the recycle bin to prevent unintentional contamination.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Two prep sinks, non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

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

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.

The slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

The Gin Mill

August 9 | 324 E Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, specifically the areas next to and under stoves are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean dish racks stored on the floor in dishwashing area.

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
Raw shell eggs were being cracked on the cutting board of a bain marie where RTE foods are prepared.

4 – 502.11(B) Food Temperature Measuring Devices Calibrated
One food thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures was not calibrated properly.

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

2 – 401.11 Eating, Drinking or Using Tobacco
An open employee’s beverage container was observed in the food service area. Removed.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
A digital thermometer, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

Several surfaces on the interior of the ice machine, a food contact surface, were observed to have a pink residue, black mold and not clean to sight or touch.

4 – 602.11 Equipment Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils, Frequency
A cutting board was not being cleaned between use with raw foods and ready-to-eat foods; specifically the cutting board on the bain marie was observed being used to crack raw shell eggs.

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