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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Little Caesars

Found to be out of compliance.

March 31, 2021 | 720 Quentin Rd., Lebanon, PA 17042

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.

3 – 304.11 Food Contact with Equipment, Utensils and Linens
Several plastic food containers made of hard plastic had broken and missing pieces. Some had broken corners on three of the four corners.

3 – 305.14 Food Preparation
Exposed food preparation observed in area under dirty ceiling light fixture, and subject to potential contamination.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
The sides of the rolling racks used for trays of product are not clean. One food ingredient container that was on the rack of clean food containers, but had been stored wet was covered with black mold. The food container used for dry ingredients and one used for parmesan cheese, both food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

4 – 602.13 Nonfood-Contact Surfaces
Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil; specifically, the paper towel dispenser handle and the soap dispenser at the rear handwashing sink and the walk-in cooler door handle. There was a hair stuck in the dirt on the soap dispenser.

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

6 – 303.11 Intensity-Lighting
Lights by the warewashing, clean equipment storage rack, walkway to the employee restroom and the janitorial area are not working and thereby the lighting in these areas is inadequate.

4 – 101.11 Characteristics – Materials for Construction and Repair
The food contact surfaces on several plastic food containers are not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. The items can no longer be properly cleaned and should be discarded.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Old unused hard-plastic equipment stored in the area above the walk-in cooler has broken and missing corners and should be removed from food facility.

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Francisco’s Mini Mart

March 31, 2021 | 1002 Lehman St., Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
A few items in the walk-in cooler are not dated.

5 – 203.11 Handwashing Sinks-Numbers and Capacities
The food facility does not have a handwash sink located in the rear food prep / warewashing area.

Dollar General Store #19501

March 31, 2021 | 950 Church St., Lebanon, PA 17046

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Several carts containing new stock, known as “U-boats” in the facility, have food and non-food items mixed together on the same cart. The manager reported that the products are shipped in this manner from the distribution center in Bethel, PA.

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
Facility is so full of excess stock that proper inspections cannot be completed, required services such as pest control, cannot be done properly and the excessive amount of clutter is likely a safety hazard for patrons in the facility.

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Wendy’s #6427

April 8, 2021 | 1490 E. Lehman St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

Pucillo’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

April 8, 2021 | 1032 S. 5th Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Food containers in dish area were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

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Zimmey’s Greenhouse

April 9, 2021 | 2220 Stiegel Pike, Myerstown, PA 17067

3 – 602.11 Food Labels
Honey not properly labeled to show contact information of producer.

Wendy’s #6402

April 9, 2021 | 2420 W. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

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

2 – 402.11 Effectiveness-Hair Restraints
Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.

4 – 601.11(A) Equipment, Food Contact Surfaces, Nonfood Contact Surfaces and Utensils
Assorted food containers on drying shelf were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.

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The Pretzel Hut

April 9, 2021 | 2224 Furnace Hill Pike, Newmanstown, PA 17073

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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