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.

Chen’s House

Found to be out of compliance.

February 11, 2022 | 1510 E. Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042

6 – 501.114 Maintaining Premises, Unnecessary Items and Litter
The frequency of cleaning under and behind equipment is inadequate as evidenced by accumulation of debris and rodent droppings.

6 – 501.111 Controlling Pests
Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the food prep and storage areas due to rodent droppings being observed at various locations.

6 – 501.11 Repairing-Premises, Structures, Attachments & Fixtures-Methods
The electrical panels are covered with grease and not compliant with electrical Code.

6 – 202.15 Outer Openings, Protected
Rear door to the outside, located in the food prep area of the food facility is is being propped open with a concrete block.

4 – 904.11 Single-Service & Single-Use Articles, Preventing Contamination
Single-use plastic deli containers are being used as a scoop in a dry ingredient container rather than durable scoops with handles.

4 – 903.11 (A-B)(D) Equipment, Utensils and Linens, Storing
Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in the prep area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). This issue was observed on 3/6/20, 7/1/20, 11/12/20, and 2/23/21.

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

3 – 305.11 Food Storage, Preventing Contamination from the Premises
Cardboard is being used to line storage shelves. Cardboard is not a durable, cleanable surface.

3 – 302.11 Packaged and Unpackaged Food-Separation, Packaging & Segregation
Raw eggs were stored above celery.

3 – 501.17 Ready-to-Eat, Time/Temperature Control for Safety Food, Date Marking
Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility is not being date marked.

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