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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Hresko’s Gray Bar B Q Pit MFF1 XJL-9908

June 15, 2020 | 817 S. 14th Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 201.11 Floors, Walls, & Ceilings-Cleanability
Floor is made of vinyl and is cracked / roughened and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

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Willow Garden

June 17, 2020 | 50 N. 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Front door to the outside, located in the front area of the food facility is being propped open.

Sunoco A Plus

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June 17, 2020 | 2520 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 202.12 Additives
Food facility is using or offering for sale, Hempzilla Gummy candies containing CBD, an unapproved additive or an approved additive at elevated levels.

Rey Azteca Of Palmyra

June 17, 2020 | 14 N. Londonderry Sq., Palmyra, PA 17078

46.1201 (a) Statutory requirement
New food facility in operation more than 90 days and has not employed a certified food employee as required.

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Drink ice scoop is stored with handle in direct contact with ice.

4 – 602.11 Equipment Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils, Frequency
Interior sections of ice making machine have residue accumulations.

6 – 301.12 Hand Drying Provision
The handwash sink in the employee restroom area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device.

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Dunkin Donuts

June 17, 2020 | 1950 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Discarded coffee observed in the handwash sinks, indicating uses other than handwashing.

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

Family Dollar Store #4041

June 19, 2020 | 306 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

5 – 501.111 Area, Enclosures and Receptacles, Good Repair
Outside waste handling unit and storage area had rubbish and trash on the ground behind it which creates a rodent harborage area. The lid was open.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Management needs to ensure that electrical panels in the back room storage areas are properly labeled.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the food and pet food area due to rodent droppings being observed on shelves.

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8th St. US Gas

June 19, 2020 | 742 Walnut St., Lebanon, PA 17042

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed ready to eat food, 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
Facility is washing food equipment in the handwashing sink; this is evidenced by the food equipment and food equipment brush being observed in the handwashing sink and the 3-compartment sink not being used.

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

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 and continued repeat violations of the exact same issues.

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Scoop for ice machine is rusted and is being stored on a dirty, stained area on top of the ice machine.

6 – 201.11 Floors, Walls, & Ceilings-Cleanability
Observed very dirty cardboard being utilized on a food shelf in the retail area. Removed.

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
27 containers of milk were for sale in the cooler past the expiration dates. The dates ranged from June 4, 2020 through June 14, 2020. Employees obviously are not checking for expired milk each day. Discarded. Food (hot dogs) observed in the walk-in cooler, slimy to the touch / spoiled / moldy and is adulterated. In March 2020, facility apparently stopped selling self-service grilled hot dogs when informed to stop selling self-service items due to COVID-19 restrictions, however a ketchup bottle, mustard bottle and very hard rolls were still sitting by the hot dog roller-grill and hot dogs in a container in the walk-in cooler were completely covered with green and black mold. Discarded.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
Food equipment and utensils observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing.

6 – 202.110 Outdoor Refuse Areas, Curbed & Graded to Drain
Weeds observed along the perimeter of the property.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter observed in dumpster area due to rubbish on the ground behind the dumpster.

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Floor in walk-in cooler is not being cleaned at a frequency needed as evidenced by dried, spilled materials.

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