The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County

5 min readPosted September 29, 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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Lebanon County CTC

September 20 | 833 Metro Dri, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Several metal and plastic food containers on storage shelf were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

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4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, such as shelves in store room, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dust and debris.

Lisa’s Cafe

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September 23 | 600 E Main St, Palmyra, PA 17078

4 – 501.15 Warewashing Machines, Manufacturers’ Operating Instructions
Mechanical warewashing equipment observed not being operated according to the manufacturers data plate. The final rinse temperature is not reaching 180 degrees F.

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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. The walk-in cooler observed to have dust accumulation on the fan guards & ceiling.

J M Mart

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September 23 | 102 E Main St, Palmyra, P 17078

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Observed one-1/2 gallon of 1% milk being offered for sale with a sell by date 9/21/19. CORRECTED ON SITE

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6 – 202.11 Light Bulbs, Protective Shielding
Lights are not shielded or shatter proof in the walk-in cooler.

Subway

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September 24 | 812 Quentin Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042

Found to be out of compliance.

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 was not marked with the date it was opened. Corrected.

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

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5 – 402.10 Establishment Drainage System
Utility sink drain line is not connected; line is open past drain line trap, water is collected in a bucket of stagnant water and then dumped outside.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Electrical panel breakers are not properly identified in accordance with section 605.1 of the IPMC.

Wall/floor junction in the rear area, has a hole, or is broken and in need of repair.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity (specifically small flies) in food prep area and warewashing area.

Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter observed due to weeds, debris, and food garbage scattered across the ground.

2 – 301.15 Where to Wash
A Food Employee was observed washing their hands at the three-compartment sink rather than the designated handwash sink.

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4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean food equipment in rear area, stored uncovered or not inverted and stored on cardboard boxes of supplies rather than a shelf made of impervious material. Corrected

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Observed employee washing a knife in the handwashing sink at the service area.

5 – 501.11 Outdoor Storage Surface
Trash receptacle / waste handling unit outside does not have a tight-fitting lid or cover. Dumpster is dilapidated; lids are missing and wheels are broken or missing.

5 – 501.15 Outside Receptacles
Trash bags are on the ground.

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4 – 501.114 Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization
Warewashing was being done in two compartments of the 3-compartment sink instead of all three compartments; rinsing was being done over the sanitizer compartment therefore the sanitizer was diluted and no longer at the specified concentration needed to be effective. Corrected.

5 – 202.12 Handwashing Sinks, Installation
Soap dispenser for handwashing improperly installed by food prep / warewashing sink.

Northern Lebanon HS

September 25 | 345 School Dr, Fredericksburg, PA 17026

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Observed loose, peeling paint from the wall at the entrance side of the mechanical dishwasher.

Mama’s Pizza

September 25 | 145 E Penn Ave, Cleona, PA 17042

Found to be out of compliance.

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 baine marie and walk in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.

46.1201 (a) Statutory requirement.
Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold inside.

Stored tongs were observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Exposed food preparation observed in front area under dirty ceiling tiles and subject to potential contamination.

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

Giant Food #6098

September 25 | 481 W Penn Ave, Cleona, PA 17042

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

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employees observed in seafood area, not wearing proper beard cover.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Wall in meat room in disrepair.

Frog’s Hollow Tavern

September 25 | 2271 State Route 72, Jonestown, PA 17038

5 – 102.11 Quality of Water
Food facility is not complying with “Boil Water” advisory issued by the PA Department of Environmental Protection and is using water which does not meet standards for drinking water. CORRECTED

Francisco’s Pizza

September 25 | 139 E Main St, Fredericksburg, PA 17026

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 (non-exempt cheese & deli ham) , located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. CORRECTED ON SITE

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
In the basement, delivery door & window has a gaps, allowing light from the outside to show through to the inside, which does not protect against the entry of pests.

2 – 401.11 Eating, Drinking or Using Tobacco
An open employee’s beverage container was observed on the food preparation station in the back room. CORRECTED ON SITE

A & M Pizza

September 25 | 626 Quentin Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042

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

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Tools, cleaning items and personal items were stored on a small shelf above a food prep area. Corrected.

3 – 603.11 Consumption of Animal Foods that are Raw, Undercooked, or Not Otherwise Processed to Eliminate Pathogens
Menu is missing the reminder statement for foods that could be served undercooked to the consumer.

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

Quentin Haus

September 26 | Rts 72 & 419, Quentin, PA 17083

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Observed several ceiling tiles in disrepair in the kitchen & dining room areas.

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