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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Philly Pretzel Factory

February 25 | 2213 W Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.

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

Ninh Kieu Vietnamese Cuisine

Found to be out of compliance.

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February 25 | 344 E. Main St. Annville, PA 17003

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. Facility has added walk in refrigeration unit and roof exterior to the building with out a plan review approval process.

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Raw chicken and beef are stored over noodles in the walk in cooler.

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3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Dish washing tray is stored directly on the floor between uses.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Cotton cloths are used to cover food in prep area and refrigeration unit.

Food is stored directly on the floor in the walk in cooler.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Old unused equipment stored in exterior areas, should be removed from the property or stored properly.

4 – 101.19 Materials for Surfaces that are Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Recently installed raw wooden shelves in kitchen, prep area and ware washing areas are not cleanable surfaces.

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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 ).

7 – 207.11 Restriction and Storage, Medicines
Numerous over the counter medications observed over bain marie unit and refrigeration unit.

2 – 401.11 Eating, Drinking or Using Tobacco
Observed numerous types and quantities of open drink type containers in food prep and ware washing areas.

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5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Observed dishes and utensils in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing. Rear prep area.

A & J Pizza

February 25 | 2134 W. Maple St., Lebanon, PA 17046

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold.

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3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food in sandwich board was held at 44-48 °F, in the prep area, rather than 41°F or below as required. All food voluntarily discarded.

CVS Pharmacy #1920

February 26 | 833 Bowman St., Lebanon, PA 17042

5 – 501.15 Outside Receptacles
Lid on outside dumpster was open. Corrected.

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4 – 203.12 Accuracy of Temperature Measuring Devices for Ambient Air and Water
One refrigerated dairy display case had two thermometers in it, but one thermometer was incorrect by around 5°F.

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

Southwest Elementary School

February 27 | 1500 Woodland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The exterior rims of one stack of clean steam table pans, non-food contact surfaces, are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude an accumulation dust. Corrected.

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
The lower level of one stainless steel food prep table has flaking paint on the surface. Food contact surfaces of equipment are directly touching this surface.

S. Clyde Weaver

February 28 | 35 S. 8th St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(B-C) Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces, and Utensils
Interior of microwave had a small amount of splatter on the top. Cleaned.

Gabby’s Italian Bistro

February 28 | 452 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food was held at 43 °F, in the prep area sandwich unit, rather than 41°F or below as required.

Dollar General Store #19501

February 28 | 950 Church St., Lebanon, PA 17046

4 – 204.112 Design & Functionality of Temperature Measuring Devices
Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the fron dairy cooler and the dairy cooler used for extra stock in the back room.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically the cooler used for extra milk in the back room.

5 – 501.16 Storage Areas, Rooms and Receptacles, Capacity and Availability
Food facility is not cleaning around the dumpster area as evidenced by food items and other debris on the ground inside the trash enclosure.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed food on one vendor display stored less than 6 inches from the floor rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Corrected.

Observed food, non-food items and pet food items stored together on carts in the back room.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Electrical panels are completely blocked by clutter eventhough they are posted with signs that state “must be kept clear for 36 inches.” This is a violation of IPMC codes.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Facility does have a pest control program, however several rodent control devises are inaccessible and the amount of items in the back room prevents proper inspection of the facility.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Mop sink is inaccessible due to excessive clutter in the back storage room.

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Door located in the back room area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

5 – 501.15 Outside Receptacles
Outside dumpster lids are not closed.

6 – 501.16 Drying Mops
Mops are not being hung to air dry; one mop was in the bucket, another was in the mop sink.

Ciao Pizza

February 28 | 443 Mountville Dr., Suite 3, Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter on floor under and around freezers in storage closet.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food was held at 43°F, in the upright refrigerator, rather than 41°F or below as required.

S & H Food & Fuel Mart

March 2 | 1 E. 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.

4 – 204.112 Design & Functionality of Temperature Measuring Devices
Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in two small refrigerated display cases.

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.

Ruby Tuesday #4252

March 2 | 1351 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Assorted food containers at the drying racks were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

Little Caesars

March 2 | 720 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Several plastic food containers, each food contact surfaces, have deteriorated, they are no longer smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The fan covers on the walk-in cooler evaporator have a slight amount of built up residue.

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

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

8th St. US Gas

March 2 | 742 Walnut St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
The ice scoop, a food contact utensil, is sitting on top of the ice machine in an area that is rusted and stained

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Drain line under the 3-compartment sink is broken permitting water to run onto the floor.

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

4 – 501.114 Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization
Sanitizer concentration was incorrect when checked by the employee. Corrected.

Texas Roadhouse

March 3 | 61 N. Londonderry Sq., Palmyra, PA 17078

4 – 501.114 Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment, Chemical Sanitization
Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required.

4 – 901.11 Equipment & Utensils, Air Drying Required
Observed stored clean food equipment wet-nested and not air-dried.

Speedway

March 3 | 302 E. Evergreen Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Old food residue in prep area hand sink basin and accumulation of greasy residue in drain observed in the hand wash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Ice chutes not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the accumulation of mold. Plastic containers on drying shelf have sticky residue from labels, that is coming into contact with the inside of containers when stacked together.

Dollar General Store #12588

March 3 | 460 W. Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067

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

Dairy Queen of Palmyra

March 3 | 5 N. Londonderry Sq., Palmyra, PA 17078

2 – 401.11 Eating, Drinking or Using Tobacco
Observed open drink container located on ice machine.

4 – 904.11 Single-Service & Single-Use Articles, Preventing Contamination
Single use utensils located at take out window are not stored in a way to prevent hand contact with eating surfaces.

Dairy Queen #10429

March 3 | 1512 E. Cumberland St, Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Food contact surface of plastic containers used in the freezer were cracked.

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

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean food containers on drying shelf were stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

New South China Buffet

March 4 | 1800 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food was held at 44-45°F, in the produce walk in box, rather than 41°F or below as required.

4 – 502.11(B) Food Temperature Measuring Devices Calibrated
Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures are not calibrated and/or functioning properly.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold.

Wendy’s #6414

March 5 | 743 E. Main St., Palmyra, PA, 17078

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Observed an excessive amount of grease accumulation & food debris under the grill & fryer stations. Wall Juncture at frosty machine, wall behind both grilling areas, Fan Guard in walk in freezer, drain at 3 compartment sink and drain at rear dry storage area

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

46.1201 (c) Posting of certificate
The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Tile flooring and tile cove molding is damaged or missing in numerous locations in the kitchen areas.

Just Wing It

March 5 | 761 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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 – 501.1 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
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.

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
One set of shelves in the walk-in cooler are rusted and can no longer be cleaned.

46.1201 (a) Statutory requirement.
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 – 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. Some of the most accessible portions were cleaned, however the unit needs to be cleaned more thoroughly.

Golden China

March 5 | 925 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
One electrical outlet cover is broken and needs to be replaced.

Dragon Garden Restaurant

March 5 | 535 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

Big Daddy’s Ribs & Wings

March 5 | 204 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
The cover on one light fixture is missing.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed two cases of food product stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Corrected.

B & A Paradise Pizza

March 5 | 700 Reinoel St., Lebanon, PA 17046

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, specifically the door handles of the exterior walk-in cooler and freezer, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

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