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.

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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.


Foltz’s Pretzels

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September 11, 2020 | 1976 Laudermilich Rd., Palmyra, PA 17078

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

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Lemons are stored within the splash zone of the dedicated hand wash sink.

Three J’s

September 15, 2020 | 901 E. Main St., STE 1A, Palmyra, PA 17078

4 – 302.13 Temperature Measuring Devices, Manual & Mechanical Warewashing
Observed the facility does not have a recording thermometer or strips to monitor the water temperature of the mechanical dishwasher.

Montro Grocery

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September 15, 2020 | 625 Lehman St., Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
The front door to the outside, located in the front area of the food facility is being propped open. Corrected. The rear door located in the rear area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

McDonalds – E. Cumberland #7045

September 15, 2020 | 757 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

5 – 501.111 Area, Enclosures and Receptacles, Good Repair
The outside waste handling storage area was extremely dirty and attracting insects and could attract rodents. The area was being cleaned immediately.

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Mannino’s Pizza

September 15, 2020 | 230 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Observed a large pot of food being prepared on the floor and then the pot was moved to a prep table which can contaminate the prep table.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Shelves in the walk-in cooler and the exterior of a few food containers, non-food contact surfaces, are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The fan covers on the walk-in cooler evaporator have a slight amount of built-up residue.

Ideal Food Basket

Found to be out of compliance.

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September 15, 2020 | 640 N. 7th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed a case of raw chicken stored directly on the floor in the meat cutting area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

2 – 103.11 (A-P) Person in Charge, Duties
The City of Lebanon Public Safety Department issued a warning letter outlining numerous Food Safety concerns to the owners of Ideal Food Basket on May 30, 2019. On June 5, 2019, the owners provided written corrective actions which included their commitment to proper training of employees and daily monitoring of temperatures. Temperature charts in both the meat cutting room and the deli/food prep area have not been checked since September 9, 2020. Employees in the meat cutting room were using a shopping cart which was visibly not clean to hold raw chicken which was going to be packaged for sale. This shows a lack of employee training and a lack of proper oversight. The chicken was discarded.

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Raw ground poultry (turkey) was stored above other types of ground meat and mechanically tenderized meat was stored over whole cuts of meat. Corrected.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
The handwashing sink for employees in the deli/bakery/hot food prep area was out of service during a busy time because an employee disassembled the drain lines to clean the grease trap. When advised of the fact that the sink was unusable and that the task creates a microbiological hazard, the employee stopped the task and reassembled the drain lines. This task should be completed when the area is not in use.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Fresh fish was dated 9/25/20 and 11/09/20; other fish was not dated and there is no system in place to know how long fresh fish is in the display case.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
A plastic shopping cart that was visibly not clean, was being used as a food contact surface for raw chicken that was to be packaged for sale. The chicken was discarded.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Wall in the produce prep area, has a hole and there is a hole in the block wall on the exterior of the north side of the building. A new sink that was installed in the produce area is less than 6′ from an electrical outlet which is not equipped with GFCI.

Dunkin Donuts #342116

September 15, 2020 | 100 N. Londonderry Sq., Palmyra, PA 17078

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

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Country View Grocery

September 15, 2020 | 1941 Horseshoe Pike, Annville, PA 17003

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Observed utensils in bulk repack room that were washed rinsed and sanitized in a single prep sink with sanitizer bucket.

Golden China

September 17, 2020 | 925 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The front doors of the bain marie, non-food contact surfaces, are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

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Carmany’s Double Twist

September 17, 2020 | 35 S. 8th St. (Market), Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
An electrical cord going into a small electrical box is not fastened securely where it enters the box and the cord is frayed and taped with electrical tape next to the plug.

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