The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a "risk-based" inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers.
The following inspection reports were completed Jan. 4-15.
Amaranth Gluten Free Bakery, 614 Fourth St., Jan. 14. No violations.
Amelia's Grocery Outlet, 685 W. Main St., New Holland, Jan. 15. Facility is conducting reduced oxygen packaging, however, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Plan is no longer on file. Cutting board in bulk-packaging room is very scored and stained. Resurface or replace. Quaternary concentration dispensed at the three-bay ware-wash sink in the meat room was 300 ppm rather than 200 ppm as stated on the manufacturer's instructions. Large sink near walk-in no longer being used for ware washing needs a thorough cleaning. Heavy accumulation of mineral deposits on meat-room plastic drainboard. After running water at hand sink in bulk- packaging room for more than five minutes, temperature measured 70 F rather than 100 F as required. Dumpster lids do not close tightly, enabling vector entrance. Large hole in tile floor with wires running through it. Accumulation of static dust on walk-in fan-guard covers. No proof that there is at least one certified food manager available at this location. Manager states that he is ServSafe certified and will provide a copy of his certificate.
Arigato Japanese Steak House Seafood & Sushi Bar, 2270 Lincoln Highway East, Jan. 8. No Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points plan for sushi products. Food facility lost its certified supervisory employee more than three months ago and has not replaced the certified employee as required.
Aunt Jennie's 41 Diner, 42 Route 41, Gap, Jan. 8. No violations.
Bird-in-Hand Bakery, Mobile, 705 Graystone Road, Manheim, Jan. 8. No violations.
Boston Market No. 1585, 1242 Lititz Pike, Jan. 15. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Food facility is using quaternary sanitizer at an extremely high concentration of 300 ppm, not approved in the Code of Federal Regulations for food-contact sanitizing at this level. Employee personal drinks stored in ice used for customer drinks. Food stored in the walk-in cooler, where it is subject to splashing from cooling unit pipe. Food will not be stored under the pipe until it is repaired. Several foods stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler.Storred knives are greasy and not clean to sight and touch. Old brown food residue on the inside of the potato wedger. Old food residue and grease on the insides of plastic cambros in the dishwashing area. Floor-model mixer with old food residue on the underside. Mildewlike growth on the fan guards of the walk-in cooler. Clean food equipment and/or utensils in the dishwashing area stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air-drying. Single-use (to go) trays not stored in original packaging in the basement with food-contact surface exposed. Single-use articles stored on the floor in the basement area. Employee clothing stored on food racks. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand sink in the back food-prep area.
Bravo Pizza of Gap, 5360 Lincoln Highway, Gap, Jan. 8. A food employee was touching a sub with bare hands. Cellphone and personal drink stored on slicer. The hand sink in the kitchen area was blocked by a waste can and was not accessible at all times for employee use. Corrected. Old food residue in the hand sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Corrected.
Byers Butterflake Bakery, 705 Graystone Road, Manheim, Jan. 8. No violations.
Cafe East, 594 Centerville Road, Jan. 10. Food facility is using chlorine at an extremely high concentration of 200 ppm. Raw chicken stored over carrots in the walk-in cooler. Shell eggs stored over celery in the walk-in cooler. Food employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low-temperature dishwasher was 0 ppm and not 50-100 ppm as required. A wash/rinse/sanitize system was set up at the three-compartment sink for dishwashing until the mechanical dishwasher is repaired.
Fireside Tavern, 1500 Historic Drive, Strasburg, Jan. 10. Deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Equipment in kitchen area with an accumulation of food residue and debris on nonfood-contact surfaces.
Gap Auction, 5336 Mine Road, Kinzers, Jan. 9. Food employee did not follow proper hand-washing procedure. Soap and/or warm water not used. Brought raw milk from home farm to serve to customers. Food facility is offering for sale foods prepared in an unapproved private home. A food employee touched bread with bare hands. Frying bacon without hood system turned on. No chemical sanitizer being used on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, and prior to use. Old food residue in the hand sink, indicating uses other than hand washing.
Gordonville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, 3204 Vigilant St., Gordonville, Jan. 8. No violations.
Hogar Crea, 26 Green St., Jan. 9. Clean baffles at hood. Cover light fixture in kitchen area over stove.
King's Meats, 955 N. State St., Ephrata, Jan. 11. Food handler blew nose and needed prompting to wash hands. Food handler rinsed off hands in ware-washing sink. Use only the hand sink to wash hands. Food handler eating nuts over cutting board. Time as a temperature control is being used for bags of cubed cheese and deli meat, however there is no documentation being kept. Quaternary test strips are old and discolored and need to be replaced. There is no certified food manager at this facility. At least one person must successfully complete an approved food safety course within 90 days of this report.
Lancaster Dispensing Co., 33-35 N. Market St., Jan. 9. Replace cutting board beside fryer.
Lemon Grass, 603 N. Prince St., Jan. 14. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Identify contents of food storage containers in kitchen area and cover with a lid. Utensils being used in contact with food without being properly cleaned and sanitized. Food dispensing utensil in spices stored inside the food container without the ability to close the container. Canned food stored on the floor in the food-prep area. Date and label all potentially hazardous foods throughout facility. Repair oven closure. Clean food-contact surfaces throughout facility and maintain. Clean floors. Clean outer premises and maintain. Food facility indicates roach activity in food-prep area as evidenced by dead insects in pest-control devices. Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by dead mouse in pest-control device in the food-prep area.
Reinspected Jan. 15. Potentially hazardous, ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours in the bain marie and refrigerator is not being date-marked.
Luciano's Pizza, 1274 Millersville Pike, Jan. 9. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. A food employee was washing hands at the three-compartment sink rather than the designated hand sink. An employee's open beverage container was in the food-prep area. Shell eggs stored over ready-to-eat foods in the walk-in cooler. Food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Date and label all potentially hazardous foods in the walk-in cooler and maintain. Food facility does not have sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Black residue on the soda nozzles. Heavy accumulation of old-food residue on the ham slicer. No sanitization buckets set up in the food- prep area for wiping food-contact surfaces. Hot water at hand sink was turned off at the time of the inspection. Lights are not shielded or shatterproof over the ham slicer in the back food-prep area.
Nye's Sandwiches, 23 N. Market St., Jan. 15. Food stored directly on the floor. Remove salt from countertop and underneath Grill Max.
O&J Deli Grocery No. 2, 101 Pearl St., Jan. 9. Soap was not available at the hand sink in the food-prep area.
Peter Piper's Pickles, 955 N. State St., Ephrata, Jan. 4. Utensils are stored in a container of water between use. No sanitizer available. One sink is being used for hand-washing and ware-washing.
Taj Mahal, 2080 Bennett Ave., Jan. 8. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Several bins of food in the walk-in cooler stored open with no covering. Lamb and chicken thawing at room temperature in bins on shelves, which is not an approved thawing method. Several foods were not cooled from 135 F to 70 F in two hours after preparation. Foods were held in large plastic containers rather than small containers. Heavy accumulation of old food residue on the underside and on the paddle protector of the floor model mixer. Black food residue on the can opener blade and inside the can opener housing. Brownish residue inside the soda gun at the alcohol serving area. Heavy accumulation of old food residue on the gaskets of the doors for storage of aluminum (to-go) pans. Old food residue buildup on all handles, doors and hinges to all cooling units and storage cabinets. Clean and maintain. Food employee towel-drying utensils and food equipment after cleaning. Women's restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle. Lights are not shielded or shatterproof over the hot-food buffet table.