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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Found to be out of compliance.

January 24 | 761 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

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5 – 202.12 Handwashing Sinks, Installation
The drain of the handwash sink is broken and water discharges into a bucket and onto the floor when used.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Wall in the area by the toilet room, has a hole and in need of repair.

Two electrical outlets in the kitchen do not meet code requirements; one is missing the cover, the other is a loose wire strung across the floor that has all of the components exposed.

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.

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46.1201 (a) Statutory requirement.
The Food Employee Certification Act requires that a retail food facility have at least one employee who holds a valid certificate present at the retail food facility or immediately accessible at all hours of operation and who is the person in charge of the retail food facility when physically present and on duty.

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the employee/customer toilet room. Same finding was observed on 3/28/2019.

The handwash sink in the food prep/customer service area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device.

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Hamburgers and sour cream observed in the bain marie, spoiled and moldy and are adulterated. Both items were discarded.

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

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4 – 703.11 Hot Water and Chemicals-Methods
No chemical sanitizer is being used on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, and prior to use because no sanitizer is on the premises.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed food, hamburger patties, located in the bottom of the bain marie, and held more than 48 hours, were not being marked with the date it was opened. Discarded

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, specifically the lids of ingredient containers and the wall/equipment behind/near the wing sauces are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

The interior of a freezer, a non-food contact surface, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

The fan covers on the walk-in cooler evaporator have a very heavy amount of built up residue.

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6 – 501.14 Cleaning Ventilation Systems, Nuisance and Discharge Prohibition
The exhaust ventilation system is not cleaned frequently enough as evidenced by an excessive amount of black residue on the system’s exterior components and black grease that is discharging onto the surfaces below.

McDonald’s #17032

January 28 | 493 W Penn Ave, Cleona, PA 17042

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

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Food containers on storage shelf were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Ice machines not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold.

American Legion Post #559

January 29 | 35 S Manheim St, Annville, PA 17003

3 – 603.11 Consumption of Animal Foods that are Raw, Undercooked, or Not Otherwise Processed to Eliminate Pathogens
Hamburgers are served prepared undercooked to the customer’s request; however, a written consumer advisory (on the menu, table tent, or placard) is not provided to the consumer.

Sharky’s Pizza

January 1| 118 S 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the employee toilet room to remind food employees to wash their hands.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The fan covers on the evaporator in the walk-in cooler, non-food contact surfaces are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

Rite Aid #245

January 31 | 2 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The fan covers on the evaporator in the walk-in cooler, non-food contact surfaces, are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

Family Dollar Store #4041

January 31 | 306 Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed food items and chemicals stored in close proximity to each other on carts of excess stock in the back room. The back room is so full that it is extremely difficult to store items properly and do inspect premises.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Breakers are not labeled in a panel box located in the middle rear storage room.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the pet food area due to observing spilled pet food on the floor beneath shelving and rodent droppings in the same area.

Liberty Travel Plaza

February 1 | 4 Fisher Ave, Jonestown, PA 17038

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Observed 15 containers of milk offered for sale past the expiration date.

Penn Jersey Food Mart

February 4 | 480 N 5th St, Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Bacon was above RTE foods in the walk-in cooler.

4 – 204.112 Design & Functionality of Temperature Measuring Devices
Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of a small refrigerator used to hold sandwiches is not available or readily accessible in the equipment.

Italian Village Pizza

February 4 | 2 Lehman St, Lebanon, PA 17046

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
A couple of non-food contact surfaces, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

Mast’s Bulk Foods

February 5 | 158 N Ramona Rd, Myerstown, PA 17067

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the storage area due to accumulation of unused items, litter, and droppings around items on floor and shelving.

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