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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Jonestown American Legion

December 5 | 334 N. Lancaster St, Jonestown, PA 17038

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Fruit flies (less than 5) were observed in the content of one liquor bottle. CORRECTED

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Dragon Garden Restaurant

December 5 | 535 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed cooked chicken chunks being stored in cardboard boxes instead of a container made of an impervious material.

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Body Science Supplements

December 5 | 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.

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6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the employee toilet room. Corrected.

Twin Kiss

December 6 | 361 W Lincoln Ave, Myerstown, PA 17067

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Severely dented, swollen, distressed canned tuna observed in storage area and intended for use or sale in the food facility.

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3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food in baine marie was held at 46-55°F, rather than 41°F or below as required.

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

Myerstown VFW Post #6076

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December 6 | 410 W Main Ave, Myerstown, PA 17067

4 – 301.14 Ventilation Hood System, Adequacy
Fume hood filters need cleaning.

Hebron Catering & Events

December 6 | 701 E Walnut St, Lebanon, PA 17042

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6 – 303.11 Intensity-Lighting
The light intensity in the food preparation area is not at least 50 foot candles

4 – 601.11(B-C) Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
Observed equipment, in cooking line area, with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces.

6 – 201.11 Floors, Walls, & Ceilings-Cleanability
Juncture along dishwasher area is made of silicone and is cracked / roughened / and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Food in walk in cooler was held at 42 °F, rather than 41°F or below as required.

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Blouch’s Mini Market

Found to be out of compliance.

December 10 | 440 S 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The interior of the microwave in the prep area, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

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6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Floor near employee toilet room is damaged, junction box in cooler has an opening where conduit had been removed, cabinet under 3-compartment sink has a broken door and missing cover.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter observed in the rear area due to excessive build-up of leaves.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed ready to eat foods, deli salads, deli meats and hot dogs, located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 48 hours, are not being marked with the date it was opened.

5 – 501.16 Storage Areas, Rooms and Receptacles, Capacity and Availability
Facility does not have an approved cardboard dumpster as evidenced by old wooden bins being filled with cardboard.

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 cabinet under 3-compartment sink, “roller-type” shelves in the walk-in, interior of novelty freezer with very heavy build-up of frost.

4 – 702.11 Before Use After Cleaning
Observed no chemical sanitizer being used on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, and prior to use.

5 – 203.11 Handwashing Sinks-Numbers and Capacities
The food facility does not have a handwash sink located in the food prep / warewashing area.

5 – 501.15 Outside Receptacles
Dumpster lid is not closed.

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Food dispensing utensil in onions and relish observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed food in walk-in freezer and soda cartons in basement stored directly on the floor in rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

A Plus Quick Mart

December 10 | 1201 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Five 14-oz. containers of milk were one day beyond expiration the date.

Weis Markets

December 11 | 800 S 12th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.11 Equipment Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils, Frequency
Deli slicers are to be cleaned and sanitized at least every four hours; deli employees stated that it is done every four hours, however the log is not being fully completed to show that this requirement is being met.

6 – 501.15 Cleaning Maintenance Tools, Preventing Contamination
Mop room was observed to be in very poor condition.

Similar type brushes and utensils were being used for cleaning food equipment and floors.

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
In-use food utensil in the bakery was being stored on a cardboard carton.

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

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Stainless steel shelves above the produce prep area/sink are rusted and no longer able to be cleaned properly.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
The cleaning frequency is inadequate under prep tables, shelving and equipment; particularly in the bakery, but also in the deli.

Savory Cafe

December 11| 123 E Main St, Palmyra, PA 17078

5 – 203.13 Service Sink
A utility sink or curbed cleaning facility with a floor drain is not provided in the food facility. Facility has agreed to use restroom toilets for proper disposal.

6 – 202.14 Toilet Rooms, Enclosed
Toilet rooms do not have a self-closing door.

Naples Pizza

December 11 | 52 N Londonderry Sq, Palmyra, PA 17078

3 – 305.12 Food Storage, Prohibited Areas
FRP board is missing and damaged for the ceiling in the walk in cooler decayed raw wooden surfaces and splintering wood.

4 – 601.11(B-C) Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
Exterior surface of top to dish washer unit has residue and hard water scaling deposits.

3 – 501.19 Time as a Public Health Control
Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

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

Rising Sun

December 16 | 2850 Horseshoe Pike, Campbelltown, PA 17010

3 – 501.13 Thawing Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food
Observed frozen tuna thawing in refrigeration units not removed from or opened vacuum packed packages.

3 – 501.19 Time as a Public Health Control
Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

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 ).

Guild

December 18 | 170 N 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

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

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
A few food items were not being date marked properly.

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

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
Handwashing signs are needed in both Men’s and Women’s toilet rooms.

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