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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Willow Garden

July 27, 2020 | 50 N. 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 501.19 Time as a Public Health Control
Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.

4 – 301.11 Cooling, Heating, & Holding Capacities
Cardboard is being used to line the shelves of one refrigerator. Covering the shelves with cardboard blocks the proper air flow and cooling in the unit and cardboard is not a surface that is durable and cleanable.

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

4 – 502.13 Single-Service & Single-Use Articles, Use Limitations
Food facility is using deli containers as a scoop in the dry ingredient containers. Deli containers are intended to be a single-service or single-use article. Replace with a durable scoop with a handle.

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Mel’s Diner

July 27, 2020 | 8 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Shelves of one shelving unit in the walk-in are becoming pitted and rusted and can no longer be easily cleaned.

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 a slight residue and was not clean to sight and touch; cleaned immediately.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Breakers in one electrical panel are not labeled.

Lin Garden

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July 27, 2020 | 106 Northside Commons, Palmyra, PA 17078

3 – 501.12 Slacking Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food
Observed pork food sitting at room temperature until no longer frozen to the touch, which is not proper slacking procedure.

3 – 501.13 Thawing Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food
Shrimp observed thawing in standing water in the ware washing sink, which is not an approved thawing method.

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Observed soups on hot hold steam table held at 135 F.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Exhaust hood filters have heavy grease accumulations.

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the rear prep area hand wash sink faucet.

Robert’s Diner At Lebanon Valley Expo Center

July 28, 2020 | 80 Rocherty Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Containers on drying shelf were 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 equipment and/or utensils in dish area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

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Lebanon Valley Livestock Market

July 28, 2020 | 237 Freeport Rd., Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter and debris under equipment and on floor in bathroom.

Snitz Creek Brewery

Found to be out of compliance.

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July 29, 2020 | 7 N. 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 501.18 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Disposition
Pork was beyond the date-marking and requires discarding; specifically pork was dated 7/18/20 which is 12 days rather than less than 7 which is required.

3 – 603.11 Consumption of Animal Foods that are Raw, Undercooked, or Not Otherwise Processed to Eliminate Pathogens
Food facility has a reminder statement on the menu for foods that are / or could be served raw or undercooked to the consumer; however, does not clearly disclose every food the reminder statement applies to; specifically the Lava burger and salmon.

4 – 203.12 Accuracy of Temperature Measuring Devices for Ambient Air and Water
Ambient air temperature measuring device for ensuring proper food storage in lower part of the bain marie in the food prep area, is not available.

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food Employee are not being trained to use sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration at the sink where bar glasses are manually washed.

4 – 501.112 Mechanical Warewashing Equipment, Hot Water Sanitation Temperatures
Temperature of the wash solution in the mechanical warewasher was observed at 112°F and 116°F rather than 120°F minimum temperature as required by the instructions on the machine.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Food tray full of lids, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

4 – 903.11 (A)(C) Single-Service & Single-Use Articles, Storing
Observed clean food equipment in food prep area and the warewashing area, stored uncovered or not inverted. Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in food prep area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
The drain at the handwahsing sink at the food prep sink is clogged.

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the food prep area.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Observed excessive number of flying insects near the sump pump tank in the basement.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Several items of rubbish stored on the exterior of the property; specifically old white 5-gallon buckets, damaged orange cones and wooden skids.

7 – 102.11 Common Name-Working Containers
One spray bottle container in bar area, used for storing sanitizer taken from bulk supplies, is not marked with the common name of the chemical.

The Quentin Haus

July 30, 2020 | RTS 72 & 419 Quentin, PA 17083

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
Assorted food was held at 50 °F, in the baine marie, rather than 41°F or below as required.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Food contact items observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

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).

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