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.

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Heisey’s Diner & Inn 72

September 4 | 1740 N Highway 72, Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
Observed dirty dishes from the grill line being placed on counter above the steam table.

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4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces (refrigerator & freezer door gaskets) not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Observed employees personal items (sunglasses, key, lighter) being stored with stored dishes & single use cups/lids.

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Union Canal Elementary School

September 5 | 400 Narrows Dr, Lebanon, PA 17046

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6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Ceiling tiles missing in the prep area, and need replaced.

Dollar Tree #458

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September 5 | 833 E Walnut St, Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Exterior door located in the warehouse area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

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Jackson Elementary School

September 9 | 558 W Main Ave, Myerstown, PA 17067

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3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
2 severely dented, distressed canned items observed in the store room.

Snitz Creek Brewery

Found to be out of compliance.

September 10 | 7 N 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

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2 – 102.11(A-C1)(C4-16) Person in Charge, Demonstration
The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

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

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Paper towel and soap dispensers are missing at the handwash sink in the food prep area.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Several items of potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the refrigeration units, are not being date marked.

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4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, specifically inside of the rach-in refrigerator and the interior of the prep sink, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Bilco door to the basement, located in the rear of the food facility has a gap and a square opening and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Observed an employee emptying a long-handled dust pan into a trash can that is directly next to the cutting board of the bain marie in a manner that could potentially contaminate the prep surface with dust from the floor.

3 – 501.18 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Dispostion
Tortilla soup, a potentially hazardous ready to eat food requiring datemarking, in the reach-in refrigerator, was beyond the date-marking and requires discarding.

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

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The ice scoop, a food contact surface, was observed stored on a surface that was dusty and rested.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed dead mouse in a pest control device in the bar area and the facility could not show when the trap was checked.

Observed excessive number of flying insects near a recycle dirty recycle bin by the bar and at an open sump in the basement. Recycle bin was removed to be cleaned.

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

3 – 403.11 Reheating for Hot Holding
Cheese sauce was not heated to the required temperature before being placed in the steam table for hot holding as required.

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Cheese sauce was held at 114 °F, in the hot holding unit, rather than 135°F or above as required.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Beef was held at 49°F, in an under-counter refrigerator that was known not to be working properly, rather than 41°F or below as required. Beef discarded.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Facility is not cleaning behind or under equipment at a frequency needed to maintain the prep area.

Dragon Garden Restaurant

September 10 | 535 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

7 – 102.11 Common Name-Working Containers
One spray bottle in warewashing area, used for storing cleaner taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Proper label was applied during the inspection.

2 – 301.14 When to Wash
Food Employee observed changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without removing gloves and washing hands.

Subway Restaurant

September 11 | 901 E Main St, Palmyra, PA 17078

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed faucet leaking when turned off at the three compartment sink.

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Observed several food employees wearing visors as a hair restraint that is not designed to effectively keep their hair from contacting exposed FOOD; clean EQUIPMENT, UTENSILS, and LINENS; and unwrapped SINGLE-SERVICE and SINGLE-USE ARTICLES.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Observed a black, mold-like substance on the ice chute and was not clean to sight and touch.

Roma Pizza

September 11 | 19 S Railroad St, Palmyra, PA 17078

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Observed in-use knives stored between table edge & baine marie unit, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized.

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Observed food debris/residue on the floor under pallets in the back room & walk-in cooler areas.

Kabob Corner

September 11 | 104 W Main Street, Annville, PA 17003

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Delivery door has a gap and does not protect against the entry of pests.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Interior of the ice machine was observed to have black-mold like residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Observed apparent rodent droppings (less than 20) on floor next to cooking equipment.

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