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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J and P Winery

January 9 | 10417 Mountain Road, Grantville, PA 17028

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Evidence of mice (droppings) in rear storage area.

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Cornwall Elementary School

January 9 | 45 Burd Coleman Road, Cornwall, PA 17016

6 – 301.12 Hand Drying Provision
Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the service line area.

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Cedar Crest Middle School

January 9 | 101 E Evergreen Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Several severely distressed canned items observed in the storage area.

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Cedar Crest High School

January 9 | 115 E Evergreen Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Several severely distressed canned items observed in the storage area.

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Jonestown

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January 10 | 4 Fisher Ave, Jonestown, PA 17038

3 – 306.11 Food Display-Protecting Contamination by Consumers
Edible skinned fruits are not presented in a way to prevent possible contamination.

ELCO Intermediate School

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January 14 | 100 Evergreen Dr, Myerstown, PA 17067

3 – 202.15 Package Integrity
Food Facility received a shipment of canned food that was in distressed condition.

ELCO High School

3 – 202.15 Package Integrity
Food Facility received a shipment of canned food that was in distressed condition.

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Rocco’s Philadelphia Hoagies

January 15 | 1150 Chestnut St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
A couple of single-service items were not stored in an inverted manner.

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

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Penn Jersey

January 15 | 705 Lehman St, Lebanon, PA 17046

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The wall behind the slicer, a non-food contact surface is not being cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

4 – 702.11 Before Use After Cleaning
Employee stated that items are washed and rinsed, but not sanitized.

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

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Two containers of milk were past the expiration date. Removed.

Golden Corral Restaurant

Found to be out of compliance.

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January 15 | 1147 Quentin Road, Lebanon, PA 17042

2 – 301.14 When to Wash
Food Employee observed eating and then returning to preparing food with contaminated hands by not employing proper hand washing in-between.

2 – 401.11 Eating, Drinking or Using Tobacco
An open employee’s beverage container was observed in preparation area.

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

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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.

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the hot water heater and furnace.

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Greasy residue and food debris on floor under and around equipment in kitchen and dish area.

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Food and food related items exposed to splash during hand washing at the grill area.

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4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Meat grinder, slicer, and other equipment not thoroughly cleaned to remove all food residue and debris.

Many food containers observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch on the drying shelf and in other areas of the the facility.

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 – 501.18 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Dispostion
Assorted refrigerated, ready to eat time temperature control for safety food in the prep area, was date-marked by the facility, but was beyond the 7 day use or sell by date and requires discarding.

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

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

Blouch’s Mini Market

January 15 | 440 S 9th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed ready to eat food (deli meat for sandwiches), located in the walk-in, and held more than 48 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food facility does not have sanitizer test strips or facility has test strips, and employee does not know about them.

8th St. US Gas

Found to be out of compliance.

January 15 | 742 Walnut 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, because the employee was not properly trained by the management.

3 – 306.11 Food Display-Protecting Contamination by Consumers
An 8-pack of hot dog rolls was being used for self-service hot dogs without any means of preventing contamination by customers such as tongs, deli sheets or using individually wrapped rolls.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The interior of the microwave, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The top of the unit is rusted and cannot be properly cleaned.

5 – 501.13 Receptacles
Outside dumpster lids are not kept closed. This issue was also observed on 12/20/18, 1/8/19, 2/5/19, 6/27/19 and 9/3/19.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
When asked how food equipment would be washed, the employee showed that the items would be washed in the handwashing sink rather than the 3-compartment sink. This is because the employee was not properly trained by management. Other employees in this facility were previously observed washing food equipment in the handwashing sink.

2 – 201.11(A-C)(E) Responsibility of Permit Holder, Person in Charge and Conditional Employees
Owner of this facility is not ensuring that requirements in the Food Code are being followed as evidenced by not properly training employees and continual repeat violations.

Town Market & Indian Bazaar

January 16 | 117 E Main St, Newmanstown, PA 17073

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Plumbing system not maintained in good repair hot water faucet handle of 3 bay sink in disrepair.

AmVets Post #293 Home Association Inc

January 16 | 2074 Route 72, Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter and debris (old mouse droppings) along floor wall juncture in various locations.

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