The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County

6 min read2,853 views and 26 shares Posted October 27, 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.

Advertisement

Snitz Creek Brewery

October 12 | 7 N 9th St, Lebanon PA 17046

2 – 301.15 Where to Wash
Food Employees were observed washing their hands at the prep sink rather than the designated handwash sink.

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 under the food prep area which has sawdust from work that was done and not cleaned when the work was completed.

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
Raw chicken was next to several RTE foods in the bain marie.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The can opener and prep pans under the food prep area, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Observed an opening around tubing/lines coming from the basement at the center of the bar.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Observed excessive number of flying insects near the sump pump tank in the basement.

Advertisement

Serbo American Social Club

October 12 | 120 E Weidman St, PO Box 1419, Lebanon PA 17046

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
Handwashing sign is missing in restroom.

Penn Corner

Advertisement

October 12 | 45 S 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Rear wall in the area near the A/C unit, has a hole and in need of repair.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter observed at the rear and side of the building due to leaves, old equipment, junk, a tire, various types of wood and hoses.

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

Advertisement

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
Sign is missing from the employee toilet room and from the handwashing sink.

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
The handwash sink in the rear area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device.

Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the rear area.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Old unused equipment and rubbish stored in baseemnt area, should be removed from food facility.

5 – 203.13 Service Sink
A utility sink for mop water is not provided; mop water is being dumped out the back door.

Advertisement

La Doña

October 12 | 35 S 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Empanadas were held at 121°F, in the service area, rather than 135°F or above as required.

4 – 302.12 Food Temperature Measuring Devices Provided
Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.

Advertisement

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in under a prep table, stored uncovered or not inverted. Corrected.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Empanadas and sauce were held at 45°F, in the prep area refrigerator, rather than 41°F or below as required.

Hutter’s Gas & Shop

October 12 | 1041 Maple St, Lebanon, PA 17046

Advertisement

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

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
Handwashing sign is missing by the front handwashing sink.

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

Little Casesars

Advertisement

October 14 | 720 Quentin Rd, Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 101.11 Surface Characteristics-Indoor Areas
Some tiles of the floor in the walk-in cooler have deteriorated and need to be repaired or replaced.

Lazzaro’s Italian Bistro

October 15 | 49 N Railroad St, Palmyra, PA 17078

3 – 501.12 Slacking Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food
Observed previously frozen, reduced oxygen packaged (ROP) fish not being removed from the ROP environment before thawing under refrigeration.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Observed in-house made marinated artichokes in olive oil (a time/temperature control safety food), held at 70 °F, stored on shelf below grill. CORRECTED ON SITE

4 – 501.11 Good Repair & Proper Adjustment-Equipment
Inside the Amana microwave, observed coating surfaces peeling/missing.

Funck’s Restaurant

Found to be out of compliance.

October 15 | 665 W Main St, Palmyra, PA 17078

2 – 103.11 (A-P) Person in Charge, Duties
Multiple person(s) in charge are not following required duties, as evidence by this out of compliance inspection.

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Observed fruit flies in contents of one liquor bottle. CORRECTED

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Observed food particles & debris on floors under equipment, counters, shelves & interior bottoms of most refrigeration & freezer units throughout facility.

Observed black, mildew-like growth on door gaskets on most refrigeration & freezer units.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed dish racks stored on the floor by the mechanical dishwasher.

4 – 501.11 Good Repair & Proper Adjustment-Equipment
Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the multiple refrigeration & freezer units.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Multiple food contact surfaces (interior of ice machine’s deflector plate, milkshake machine, ice cream dipper well, ice cream scoops, slicer) were observed to have residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Observed live fruit flies (more than 20) at multiple locations throughout the kitchen (used beer keg storage hall, sinks, curbed floor drain, mechanical dishwasher area).

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Cut lettuce was held at 54 °F, in the salad preparation refrigerator, rather than 41°F or below as required. DISPOSED

4 – 302.13 Temperature Measuring Devices, Manual & Mechanical Warewashing
Facility does not have irreversible registering temperature indicator-required for hot water sanitizing mechanical ware washing ( for measuring the utensil surface temperature ).

Sunoco 40284H

October 17 | Bachmanville Road, Lawn PA 17041

4 – 501.14 Warewashing Equipment, Cleaning Frequency
Three bay sink used to store returns, preventing the use and cleaning of the sink.

HMS Host Lawn Travel Plaza

October 17 | 258 Milepost W Bound Turnpike, PO Box 289, Lawn, PA 17041

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

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Food contact surfaces of plastic containers and cutting boards are not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching.

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

Top Star Express #125

Found to be out of compliance.

October 21 | 299 W Lincoln Ave, Myerstown, PA 17067

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Floor in rear prep area of Subway has dust and debris from demolition.

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Exposed food preparation observed in areas of active construction / repair without effective protection or separation of food preparation.

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employees observed in Subway Prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats that completely control all hair.

4 – 601.11(B-C) Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
Dust and debris on work surface in Subway.

4 Way Corner

October 21 | 601 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Old unused equipment and rubbish stored in the basement, should be removed from food facility.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically the interior of the ice cream novelty freezer and cardboard trays filled with small packages of snacks.

Javi Restaurant #3

October 22 | 225 N 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

4 – 501.114 Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization
Facility is not using sanitizer for washing in the rear warewashing area.

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

Javi Restaurant

October 22 | 365 N 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

2 – 301.14 When to Wash
Food Employee observed changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without a proper handwash in-between.

4 – 201.11 Equipment & Utensils-Durability & Strength
Using plastic deli containers, which are intended for single-use, as scoops in dry ingredient containers instead of durable scoops with handles.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Drain line from evaporator in walk-in cooler is leaking and dripping onto the floor. One electrical junction box is not properly fastened.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed food utensils and containers stored in the area next to the handwashing sink and towel dispenser, where is it subject to splash from handwashing. Items were moved.

5 – 204.11 Handwashing Sinks-Location and Placement
The handwashing sink was partially blocked by a rolling prep table. Corrected.

Cafeteria Los Muchos

October 22 | 27 S 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

7 – 102.11 Common Name-Working Containers
Two working spray bottle containers in service area, used for storing sanitizer taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
One plastic food storage container in the walk-in cooler was broken/cracked with pieces missing.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours is not being date marked.

Body Science Supplements

October 23 | 927 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food Employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration.

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the employee toilet area. Corrected.

Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel

October 24 | 101 E Main St, PO Box 357, Fredericksburg, PA 17026

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The ice machine deflector plate & interior rim of the soda fountain ice bin was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

8 – 103.12 Conformance with Approved Procedures
Food facility unable to provide documentation for procedures, monitoring of critical control points, and corrective actions in the HACCP plan submitted to and approved by the Department.

More Stories