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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Wet Your Whistle

October 1, 2020 | 1136 Federal St., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 301.11 Handwashing Cleanser, Availability
Paper towel dispenser and trash can were missing from the handwashing sink in the food service area.

4 – 703.11 Hot Water and Chemicals-Methods
Sanitizer was in the wrong compartment of the 3-compartment sink.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Frequency of emptying inside trash cans is inadequate.

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Lebanon American Legion

October 1, 2020 | 1410 Lehman St., Lebanon, PA 17046

7 – 201.11 Separation-Storage
A few cleaners were stored on the same shelf as some food items. Corrected.

7 – 102.11 Common Name-Working Containers
One working containers in rear area, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.

Family Dollar Store #4041

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October 1, 2020 | 306 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Main entry door located in the retail area of the food facility has a gap between the doors and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
Old unused equipment stored in rear storage area, should be removed from food facility. The electrical panel in the center rear storage room is blocked.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the rear storage area due to rodent droppings on the floor under some shelves in the rear room.

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Observed candy/snacks stored on shelves 2 – 3 inches from the floor in retail area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.

5 – 501.113 Covering Receptacles
Exterior dumpster lids are not closed.

Brother’s Food Max Lebanon LLC

October 1, 2020 | 940 Church St., Lebanon, PA 17046

5 – 203.11 Handwashing Sinks-Numbers and Capacities
The food facility has a handwash sink located in the food prep / warewashing area, but not in the food service area.

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J M Mart

October 2, 2020 | 102 E. Main St., Palmyra, PA 17078

6 – 301.12 Hand Drying Provision
Employee restroom does not have hand wash signage or single use towels.

Gary’s Bar

October 2, 2020 | 8 W. Main St., Palmyra, PA 17078

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 facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

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Dollar General #16094

October 2, 2020 | 1710 State Route 72 North, Lebanon, PA 17046

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter and debris on floor in warehouse area.

Redner’s Warehouse MKT #86

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October 5, 2020 | 2975 Route 22, Fredericksburg, PA 17026

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces, overhead structures and fans, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

Palmyra VFW Memorial Post 6417

October 5, 2020 | 232 E. Main St., Palmyra, PA 17078

4 – 302.14 Sanitizing Solutions, Testing Devices
Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Quat test strips are needed.

Wendy’s #6456

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October 6, 2020 | 2 Everest Ln., Jonestown, PA 17038

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed odor of sewer gas at foyer entrance and ladies room.

6 – 301.12 Hand Drying Provision
Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the mens room.

Love’s Travel Stop #366

October 6, 2020 | 22 Old Forge Rd., Jonestown, PA 17038

6 – 201.11 Floors, Walls, & Ceilings-Cleanability
Wall by 3 compartment sink in taco prep area has damaged peeling paint and is not cleanable.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in Chester’s Kitchen area, Observed 6 house fly insects in kitchen.

46.1201 (b) General Recognition of certification programs
Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid.

6 – 301.14 Handwashing Signage
No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the ladies and mens rooms to remind food employees to wash their hands. Signage provided.

Giant Food Store #6565

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October 6, 2020 | 1750 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employees observed in prep areas, not wearing proper hair restraints such as nets or hats in a manner that covers all hair, such as pony tails.

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

4 – 904.11 Single-Service & Single-Use Articles, Preventing Contamination
Single-use containers not all stored so as to prevent contamination.

The Franklin House

Found to be out of compliance.

October 6, 2020 | 101 N. Market St., Schaefferstown, PA 17088

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
Fruit fly observed in bottle of bourbon.

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

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

4 – 101.19 Materials for Surfaces that are Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Prep are refrigerator door pulls are repaired with duct tape, creating a condition that is not easily cleaned.

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.

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

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Cleaned food containers stored on shelf that is greasy to sight and touch. 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).

5 – 205.15 System Maintained in Good Repair
Ice machine drainage pump system not functioning properly causing an overflow onto the floor.

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employee observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraint, such as net or hat.

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Robert’s Diner

October 7, 2020 | 15 E. Main, Richland, PA 17087

6 – 201.11 Floors, Walls, & Ceilings-Cleanability
Floor in the rear area is cracked and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.

Javi Restaurant

October 7, 2020 | 365 N. 9th, Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Observed food utensils stored beneath the paper towel dispenser at the handwashing sink.

3 – 307.11 Miscellaneous Sources of Contamination
Observed food utensils stored beneath the paper towel dispenser at the handwashing sink.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
The exterior of bulk dry ingredient containers and doors and door frames, non-food contact surfaces, are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

4 – 201.11 Equipment & Utensils-Durability & Strength
A bulk dry ingredient bin is cracked and broken.

5 – 205.11 Using a Handwashing Sink-Operation and Maintenance
The handwash sink in the prep area was blocked by bags of raw chicken and not accessible at all times for employee use.

4 – 602.11 Equipment Food Contact Surfaces and Utensils, Frequency
Observed a container of flour used for dredging chicken being held at room temperature and not being cleaned between uses as evidenced by significant build-up of residue on the inside and outside of the container.

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Harper’s Tavern

October 7, 2020 | 10486 Jonestown Rd., Annville, PA 17003

4 – 101.19 Materials for Surfaces that are Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Door gaskets on bain marie unit are damaged and not easily cleanable.

Cafeteria Los Muchos

October 7, 2020 | 27 S. 8th, Lebanon, PA 17042

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

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

4 – 101.19 Materials for Surfaces that are Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Cardboard being used on a shelf in the walk-in rather than a hard durable and cleanable surface. Corrected.

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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