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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Royal Oaks Golf Club

July 20, 2020 | 3350 W. Oak St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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 inside.

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Lebanon Country Club

July 20, 2020 | 3375 Oak St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

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

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Observed fruit flies around drains in bar areas.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Commercially processed deli meat and cheese located in the refrigerators, and held more than 24 hours, are not being marked with the date they were cut or opened.

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

Vistas Express

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July 21, 2020 | 440 Lincoln Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Pots and plastic containers on storage shelves observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

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Found to be out of compliance.

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July 21, 2020 | 640 N. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

2 – 301.14 When to Wash
Food Employee observed changing tasks (specifically taking trash out, then cleaning meat cutting equipment, then waiting on a customer) that may have contaminated hands without a proper handwash in-between. Note: employee was wearing multiple layers of disposable gloves; he did not remove a layer between removing the trash and cleaning, but did remove a layer of gloves prior to waiting on the customer and handling a fresh meat order.

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Chicken was held at 108°F and pork was held at 120°F. in one hot food display case, rather than 135°F or above as required. Other hot foods were above 135°F. Items were corrected.

3 – 501.19 Time as a Public Health Control
No evidence that meat cutting equipment is being cleaned and sanitized every four hours.

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

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food Employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration in the meat cutting area because the employee does not know about the test strips.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The interior of an ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have black residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
Observed an employee’s or contractor’s 2-liter soft drink bottle being stored in the ice machine.

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.

2 – 103.11(O) Person in Charge, Duties
Food facility does not maintain and implement written procedures and plans as required in the PA Food Code and as this facility stated they would do in a written reply to a Food Safety Warning letter. The warning letter was issued on 5/30/2019; the written reply was dated 6/05/2019. -In the written reply the managers stated that they would routinely check the order from top to bottom of meat displays. One type of meat was in the wrong order on 7/21/2020. -In the written reply the managers stated that ³they set in place a schedule for routinely checking the temperature of hot food every two hours. On 7/21/2020, chicken was held at 108°F and pork was held at 120°F. There is no evidence that the facility is checking hot food temperatures and on 7/21/2020, the facility does not have a thermometer for checking the internal temperature of food readily available in the hot food department. -In the written reply the managers stated that they have set up schedules in every department so that temperatures are routinely checked. There is no evidence that the facility is routinely checking temperatures in any department within the facility. On 7/21/20 milk was held at 55.7°F and raw chicken was held at 45.1°F.

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Ground meats were stored above whole cuts of meat. Manager corrected.

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Scoop being stored in the ice machine with handle buried beneath the ice.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed food equipment stored in area, where is it subject to splash from handwashing at the hot food prep area handwashing sink.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Raw chicken was held at 45.1 °F, in the raw meat display case, rather than 41°F or below as required. Items are being stacked in a manner so that they may be out of the display unit’s “cold zone.” Milk was held at 55.7°F, in the milk display cooler, rather than 41°F or below as required. Several gallons of milk were stacked on the front ledge of the display cooler rather than inside of the cooler within the cold zone. Discarded.

Twin Grove Resort & Cottages

July 22, 2020 | 1445 Suedberg Rd., Pine Grove, PA 17963

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Exposed food preparation observed in grill area under dirty ventilation ducts, and subject to potential contamination.

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

Francisco’s Pizza

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July 22, 2020 | 375 N. 10th St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 203.12 Accuracy of Temperature Measuring Devices for Ambient Air and Water
Ambient air temperature measuring device for ensuring proper food storage in bain marie in prep area, is broken.

Break Time At Brass Rail

July 23, 2020 | 2824 Horseshoe Pike, Campbelltown, PA 17010

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

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Thousand Trails Hershey – MHC Thousand Trails LP

July 24, 2020 | 493 S. Mt. Pleasant Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter and debris under and around equipment.

Rite Aid #11020

July 24, 2020 | 415 S. 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17042

5 – 501.111 Area, Enclosures and Receptacles, Good Repair
One of the outside receptacles has a broken lid, therefore the lid cannot be closed.

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Orquideas Pupuseria

July 24 | 519 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Bottom of microwave and interior of the lower part of the bain marie, non-food contact surfaces are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Corrected.

5 – 202.12 Handwashing Sinks, Installation
The handwash sink located in the prep area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F.

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6 – 303.11 Intensity-Lighting
Lights over the front prep area are not functioning.

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 – 203.12 Accuracy of Temperature Measuring Devices for Ambient Air and Water
Ambient air temperature measuring device for ensuring proper food storage in one refrigerator was not available.

7 – 102.11 Common Name-Working Containers
One working container in prep area, used for storing degreaser taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

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Keener Poultry

July 24 | 35 S. 8th St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The interior of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have slight residue and was not clean to sight and touch; cleaned immediately.

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.

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Candy-Rama

July 24 | 35 S. 8th St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

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