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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Roma Pizza

October 21, 2020 | 19 S. Railroad St., Palmyra, PA 17078

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

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Side window to facility is open and un screened. Rear door to facility is propped open.

3 – 304.12 In-Use Utensils, Between Use Storage
Observed in-use knives stored between table edge & baine marie unit, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized.

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Quentin Tavern

October 21, 2020 | 81 Main St., Quentin, PA 17083

4 – 901.11 Equipment & Utensils, Air Drying Required
Food employee observed towel drying utensils and food equipment after cleaning. Food employee observed storing clean food equipment while wet, and not allowing time for draining and/or air-drying.

Dollar Tree #3071

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October 21, 2020 | 1201 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Food debris and litter under and around displays and items in rear storage area.

6 – 501.112 Removing Dead or Trapped Birds, Insects, Rodents and other Pests
Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed old / decaying mice in pest control device in the rear area.

Cafe Panache

October 21, 2020 | 931 Russell Dr., Suite C, Lebanon, PA 17042

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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Mini Mart

Found to be out of compliance.

October 22, 2020 | 1499 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employees observed in prep area wearing proper hair restraint, but not in a manner that controls all hair(pony tail). Other employee observed not wearing beard net or mask that covers beard.

3 – 501.18 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Dispostion
Tuna salad with egg, chicken salad, chicken noodle soup, chicken in BBQ sauce, vegetable beef soup, refrigerated ready to eat time/temperature control for safety food, in the walk in cooler , was not compliant with date marking by being labeled with a discard or use by dates of up to 4 months prior to the date inspection and were not discarded.

3 – 701.11 Discarding or Reconditioning Unsafe, Adulterated or Contaminated Food
Assorted prepared and commercially packaged foods were adulterated by prolonged temperature abuse and the owner/operator did not discard as required by the PA Food Code after being directly instructed during the inspection. Instead, the hazardous items well left on display and sandwiches made from abused salads were either again made and placed for sale or returned for sale after having been removed and ordered destroyed.

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, such as shelves, knobs and handles, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.

3 – 101.11 Safe, Unadulterated & Honestly Presented
After being ordered to remove and discard temperature control for safety food in the walk in cooler that was temperature abused, the owner/operator placed the same food for sale after the initial inspection. This condition was observed as a follow up after leaving the facility for 1 hour. The sandwiches, in place of those that were removed, were at 55F. In addition, other unsafe foods were on display for sale at 56-57F, including milk, eggs, meats, and cheeses.

3 – 501.16(A1) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Hot Holding
Hot dogs and sausages were held at 114-125 °F, on the roller grill, rather than 135°F or above as required.

4 – 703.11 Hot Water and Chemicals-Methods
Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold. The unsanitary condition and items left in sanitizer basin of the 3 bay sink indicates that food contact surfaces and utensils are not being immersed for a minimum of 30 seconds in the quat sanitizing compartment of the manual ware washing sink.

6 – 501.12 Cleaning, Frequency and Restrictions
Litter, debris, and residue under and around equipment in prep and storage areas.

3 – 403.11 Reheating for Hot Holding
Hot dogs and sausages were not reheated to 165°F within two hours, for hot holding. The temperatures ranged from 114-125°F within 2hrs of having been put on the roller grill.

3 – 501.16(A2)(B) Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Cold Holding
All food in the walk in cooler was held at 45-50°F, rather than 41°F or below as required.

4 – 501.14 Warewashing Equipment, Cleaning Frequency
3 bay sink observed with build up of filth and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day. Condition of old filth was present after food handler had washed items just prior to this inspection.

4 – 901.11 Equipment & Utensils, Air Drying Required
Plastic food containers observed drying on dirty cloth towels and not a clean drying rack that allows proper air flow for drying.

46.1201 (a) Statutory requirement
Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required.

Wich Way Sandwiches

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October 23, 2020 | P.O. Box 293, Jonestown, PA 17038

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
Observed a plastic container that was used for food utensils cracked and broken. Discarded.

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