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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Steitz Club

December 19 | 400 Cumberland 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.

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Snitz Creek Brewery

December 19 | 7 N. 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Frequency of cleaning under and/or behind some equipment should be increased or monitored more closely.

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Porch

December 19 | 890 Tulpehocken Rd, Myerstown, PA 17067

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter and debris under cabinets and bar.

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China Wok

December 20 | 811 Bowman St, Lebanon, PA 17046

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 48 hours is not being date marked.

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 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Frequency of cleaning shelves, exterior of bulk food containers, handles of refrigerators, freezers and walk-in cooler doors is inadequate to prevent a build-up.

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the food prep area. Corrected.

99 Express

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December 23 | 613 W Main St, Unit 4, Palmyra, PA 17078

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

7 – 202.12 Conditions of Use
Observed insecticides in the utility area, not labeled by the manufacturer as approved for use in a food facility.

3 – 501.13 Thawing Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food
Shrimp observed thawing in standing water on the sink drain board, which is not an approved thawing method.

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4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Observed large amounts of clear shipping tape used to repair bain marie cover creating un clean able surfaces.

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
Public rest room does not have hand wash signage. Employee restroom does not have single use towels.

Ideal Food Basket

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Various non-food items, shampoo, laundry sanitizer, glass cleaner, body wash, and a candle in a broken glass container, were on a shelf above the deli prep area. These items were removed, however the entire deli prep area is cluttered, disorganized, and not being maintained as it should be.

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4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces in the deli are covered with cardboard; cardboard is not an impervious cleanable surface.

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Three types of food was held at 115°F to 125°F in the hot holding display cabinet, rather than 135°F or above as required. These three items were reheated to 165°F. Other items in the display case were above 135°F as required.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Dating being done in the deli is not correct. The equipment used for printing dates on items was inadvertently set for 8 days rather than 7 days.

Several potentially hazardous ready-to-eat foods prepared in the food facility were dated, but were on the shelf beyond the expiration date. Removed.

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food Employees are not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration because management is failing to require employees to follow procedures.

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6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
A light cover in the deli prep room is cracked.

6 – 501.16 Drying Mops
Mops are not being hung to air dry. The condition of the mop room has deteriorated since previous inspections.

Red-Headed League Public House

December 27 | 33 S 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Three items were dated 12/17 which is beyond 7 days and some containers had multiple dates because employees are not removing stickers used for previous items.

5 – 501.17 Toilet Room Receptacle, Covered
The trash can was missing from the employee toilet room. Corrected.

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

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Frequency of cleaning behind and under some pieces of equipment is inadequate.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed take-out containers behind the bar and a few pans in the kitchen, stored uncovered or not inverted.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Food was held at 44.5°F, in one small refrigerator, rather than 41°F or below as required.

Family Dollar Store #4041

Found to be out of compliance.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the store due to rodent droppings on shelves throughout the store.

Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter observed around the exterior due to leaves and items stored near the building.

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Frequency of cleaning in store is inadequate.

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Rodent droppings observed on several shelves of human food and pet food.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, specifically plastic racks for holding luncheon meats and other items in a refrigerated display case are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

5 – 501.15 Outside Receptacles
Lid is open on outside dumpster.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed flour stored directly on the floor in back room, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

Fabio & Joe’s Pizza

December 30 | 19 N Railroad St, Palmyra, PA 17078

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

6 – 301.12 Hand Drying Provision
Single use towels are not available at hand wash sink in restroom and hand wash sink in prep area.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Hand wash sink in prep area contains utensils indicating uses other than hand washing.

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