The Pennsylvania, Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a risk-based inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers.
A Tea Affair, 8 Sturgis Lane, Lititz, May 11. Kitchen hand-wash sink found blocked and not accessible at all times.
CVS Pharmacy No. 1667, 1052 Lititz Pike, Lititz, May 11. No violations.
Harvest Lane Farm LLC, 851 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, May 11. Baked goods do not specify type of flour or shortening used, including sub ingredients and commercial baked goods. There is no labeling on jars of honey. Dumpsters lids are open, permitting the entry of rodents, insect, birds or other animals.
Hoss's Steak & Sea House No. 27, 100 W. Airport Road, Lititz, May 11. The quaternary ammonia concentration in the sanitizing solution in wiping cloth bucket measured 50 ppm, rather than 200 ppm as stated on the manufacturer’s use directions. Food employee chewing gum. Walk-in cooler air curtains are torn; repeat violation. Can opener blade is wearing and has the potential of creating metal fragments migrating into food. Deeply scored cutting board not resurfaced or discarded as required; discarded. In baking area, clean whisks found stored with food contact surfaces exposed to hand contact when retrieved by employees.
Rothsville Fire Company, 2071 Main St., Rothsville, May 11. No violations.
Aloha Cafe Ephrata MFF3, 955 N. State St., Ephrata, opening, May 10. Operator is using bleach as a sanitizer but has quat test strips instead of chlorine. Rice balls and shrimp rolls were held in 60 F’s, rather than 41 F or below as required. Thermometer for taking internal temperature of food is not available. The chlorine concentration in the sanitizing solution of sanitize basin was 200 ppm, rather than 50-100 ppm as required. Food handler wearing a bracelet.
Ben Stoltzfus, 955 N. State St., Ephrata, May 10. There is no proof that homemade birch beer was tested for pH and may not be sold until documentation is provided to the department. A recent well water test also needs to be provided. Pumpkin rolls found stored at ambient temperature and may not be sold.
Bobby Jo Martinez at Rough and Tumble TFF4, 4997 Lincoln Highway East, opening, May 10. No violations.
Bravo Supermarket, 225 W. King St., May 10. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in deli area hot-holding display. Utensils were in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand-washing; repeat violation.
Cabrera Grocery III LLC, 201 W. Vine St., May 10. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the food prep area bain-marie. Boxes and tools were in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand-washing.
Cocalico Creek Campground, 560 Cocalico Road, Denver, May 10. No violations.
Kamal Grocery Store, 626 W. Orange St., May 10. No violations.
Lake in Wood Snack Bar, 576 Yellow Hill Road, Narvon, May 10. Food containers on storage shelf were to have food residue and not clean to sight and touch. Clean food equipment and/or utensils in dishwash area stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air-drying (wet-nesting). A working container of cleaner agents was stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment and/or single-service articles in the store area.
Nanak Enterprises/Gas Mart, 653 Columbia Ave., May 10. No violations.
Oak Creek Campground, 400 E. Maple Grove Road, Narvon, May 1. Three-bay sink not thoroughly cleaned after use.
Pour, 114 N. Prince St., May 10. No violations.
Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community/Bistro/Joyful Scoop, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, May 10. Dried residue on the underside of the mixer.
Red Run Campground, 877 Martin Church Road, New Holland, May 10. No violations.
Sarah Mae's Soft Pretzels at Busy Bee Farm Market, 3378 Old Philadelphia Pike, Ronks, May 10. No violations.
Seventh Ward Republican Club, 138 N. Prince St., May 10. No violations.
Sun Valley Campground, 451 E. Maple Grove Road, Narvon, May 10. Hot dogs held at 80 F, rather than 135 F or above as required. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
Black Forest Brewery, 301 W. Main St., Ephrata, May 9. Dips (crab, buffalo), a refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food in the bain-marie, was datemarked by the facility but was beyond the seven-day use-by date and required discarding; discarded.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 022, 257 Decatur St., Strasburg, May 9. Walk-in condensing unit is not draining properly and puddled water on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Black, moist residue buildup inside the ice chute of the self-serve soda unit; cleaned. Black, moist residue on the soda nozzles of the self-serve soda unit; cleaned. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Ingredient list is not available for consumer review at the self-serve donut display case.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 060, 2453 Old Philadelphia Pike, Smoketown, May 9. No violations
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 320 E. Main St., Ephrata, May 8. Trash and food is strewn around dumpster pad with the potential to attract rodents, insects, birds and other animals. At bar, the quat ammonia concentration in the sanitizing solution in bucket measured 50 ppm, rather than 150-400 ppm. A heavy accumulation grease and burnt on food on hood baffles. A copious amount of dust on hood screen over dishwasher. Maximum indicating thermometer or thermolabels for hot water sanitizing dishwasher, to ensure correct rinse temperature, not available. In kitchen, a thermocouple on cutting board, a food contact surface. Deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Kitchen hand-wash sinks are grimy. Clean metal trays and pans stored wet in a manner that does not allow air-drying (wet-nesting).
Domino's Pizza, 798D New Holland Ave., complaint, May 8. No violations.
Hickory Run Campground, 285 Greenville Road, Denver, May 8. No violations.
Hissho Sushi at Giant 6065, 1360 Columbia Ave., May 8. No violations.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 1900 Historic Drive, Strasburg, May 8. A food employee certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the retail food facility. Skinned fruit on display for consumer self-service is not protected from contamination or does not have a sign stating “fruit must be washed before consumption.” The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
IHOP No. 3405, 2319 Lincoln Highway East, May 8. A moist residue on the bottom of the ice scoop holder; cleaned. The quat sanitizer level for the containers used to sanitize food contact surfaces was at 50 ppm and not at 150-400 ppm as was stated on the manufacturer’s label. The hand-wash sink on the right side of the cook line was blocked by a trash receptacle; corrected. Water leaking from the drain line of one hand-wash sink. Outside waste handling unit and storage area is extremely dirty and has a wet and stagnant accumulation. Fifteen to 20 winged-type insects on the clean stored cutting boards. Area cleaned, and pest company notified. The person in charge is not performing the duties required by the Pennsylvania Food Code to actively manage food safety in this noncompliant facility. Static dust accumulation on the walk-in cooler condensing unit fan covers. The swinging plastic covered door is cracked and needs replaced or repaired. A working container of cleaning-type chemical in the warewash area that was not labeled with the common name; corrected. Food employee in cooking area wearing bracelets on arm. Food employees in cooking area not wearing beard covers. Facility has altered (cut) plastic lids for plastic food storage containers and pieces of loose lid material with the potential to contaminate food; discarded. Underside of large floor mixer and safety grate have excess dried food residue accumulation. No sign or poster posted at the two hand-wash sinks in the cooking area to remind food employees to wash their hands. Ice accumulation on walk-in cooler and freezer condensing units and water and ice accumulation on the floors in both units.
Lancaster Recreation Commission, 525 Fairview Ave., May 8. Milk, a potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food requiring datemarking, in the reach-in refrigerator, was beyond the datemarking and requires discarding. Paper towel dispensers were empty at the hand-wash sinks in the food prep area.
Pizza Hut No 23039, 633 W. Main St., New Holland, May 8. Exposed food preparation occurs by pizza oven's dirty ventilation ducts, and is subject to potential contamination. Nonfood contact surfaces, such as shelving, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Food contact items, stored on shelf next to hand-wash sink, are subject to splash and contamination.
Speedway No. 06773, 1 E. 28th Division Highway, Lititz, May 8. The person in charge failed in their duty to train employees safe food handling including warewashing, hot and cold holding temperatures of temperature-control-for-safety foods, calibration of food thermometers. Food employee is unfamiliar with using quat test strips to ensure correct sanitizer concentration. Hot dog tongs and holder are being cleaned once a day rather than every 4 hours as required. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Provide a copy for this department. A metal pitcher, scrubby and brush on hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand-washing. Some ceiling tiles in back room are either broken, missing or water-stained. Back area of the food facility and donut prep station is extremely dirty, dusty and in need of cleaning. Donut trays drying in sanitizing compartment indicating that they are not being sanitized after rinsing. Rinse compartment of three-bay sink has a buildup of brown residue, indicating sinks are not being cleaned before use and throughout the day. Mops are not being hung to air-dry. Food employee does not know how to calibrate food thermometer to ensure correct internal temperature of temperature-control-for-safety food. An accumulation of plastic milk cartons, wood from pallets and assorted junk in corral near dumpsters. Men’s room smells of urine and is not being cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Clean drainboard of three-bay sink containing washed utensils and equipment is dirty and all items need to be rewashed, rinsed and sanitized. Exterior of bulk containers are dirty and grimy. Some broken floor tile noted in back room, especially in front of three-bay sink.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 002, 1612 Lincoln Highway East, May 8. Black, moist residue on the ice chute of the self-serve soda unit. Cleaned. A heavy, black, moist residue accumulation on the soda nozzles; cleaned.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 248, 2 Denver Road, Denver, May 8. Exposed insulation at wall ceiling juncture by door in dishwash area. Dust on overhead structure and fume hood vent in prep area posing a risk of contamination. Food containers on drying rack were 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. Dust on overhead fixtures in dishwash area.
Two Cousins, 1633 Lincoln Highway East, May 8. Dried residue on the blade and bowl of the large floor mixer; cleaned. No soap or paper towels in the employee restroom; corrected.
Vecchia Sicilia, 1786 Columbia Ave., Columbia, May 8. The shelves in the back are made of raw wood, which is not nonabsorbent or cleanable. The screen on the back door is torn and does not protect against the entry of insects. The back door is rusted and has a hole at the bottom left and does not protect against the entry of insects and rodents. A bottle labeled WD-40 oil is stored on the same shelf with food and food equipment in the back. The metal ice scoop is cracked and is no longer easily cleanable. Torn rubber door gaskets on both of the Raetone cooling units. Food employee and owner preparing food not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.
Wendy's No. 6449, 3995 Columbia Ave., Columbia, May 8. A buildup of grease on the wall and floor beneath the fryers and beneath where fries are hot-held. The covering on the wall near the walk-in cooler has separated from the wall and is being held on by tape. Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods (sliced tomatoes) without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.
Bareville Fire Company, 211 E. Main St., Leola, May 7. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Chicken pot pie containers sold to the public lack the following information: kind of flour used, sub ingredients for chicken base and allergens (wheat, corn, eggs, milk).
Charlie's Fuel & Deli LLC, 1634 W. Main St., Ephrata, May 7. Some grab and go sandwiches do not contain the date they were made. An accumulation of static dust on walk-in cooler fan guard covers. Quat test strips are not available to ensure correct sanitizer concentration.
Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins, 2055 N. Reading Road, Denver, May 7. Assorted food in bain-maries was held at 45-47 F in the prep area, rather than 41 F or below as required. Items voluntarily discarded by manager. Old food residue, dishes and utensils in the hand-wash sink, indicating uses other than hand-washing.
First Reformed Church, 40 E. Orange St., May 7. No violations.
Friendly's No. 7364, 2150 Lincoln Highway East, May 7. A food employee was preparing a sandwich wrap — a ready-to-eat food — with bare hands. Torn rubber door gaskets on two single-door freezer located in the prep area. Warewash and prep areas of the food facility have grease and dirt accumulation and need cleaned. Baseboard tiles are missing along the wall in the dishroom area. Exposed food prep under dusty and dirty ceiling tiles and grids with the potential to contaminate food. Clean food utensils (ladles) with dried residue accumulation; cleaned.
God Bless America-Fuel and Willow Street Center LLC, 2504 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, May 7. Ceiling tiles missing in the warewash area. Raw chicken stored over bagels and rolls in the walk-in cooler; corrected. Black, moist residue accumulation in the floor drain for the three-compartment sink. Fried chicken, a refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food in the self-serve cold case was datemarked by the facility but was beyond the seven-day sell-by date and requires discarding; discarded. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
Good Guys Chicken and Fries MFF4, 1503 Hillcrest Road, May 7. Grease on the floor beneath the fryers. A grease accumulation on the exhaust baffles above the cook line. Baffles are scheduled to be cleaned.
Granny’s Discount Groceries, 2293 New Danville Pike, May 7. No violations.
Guacamole Specialists, 23 N. Market St., May 7. No violations.
House of Pasta, 1110 Millersville Pike, May 7. Mold and mildew on the underside of the shelves of the walk-in cooler and on the south and east walls of the walk-in cooler. Spillage on the floor the walk-in cooler. Seven water-stained ceiling tiles in the food preparation area. Marinara sauce was held at 109 F in the steam table, rather than 135 F or above as required. Roast beef, corn beef, turkey, sliced tomatoes, salami, sweet bologna, Swiss cheese, American cheese, bologna, butter, sour cream, cheese cake, salad dressing was held at 52-58 F, in the reach-in cooler, rather than 41 F or below as required. This unit has an ambient temperature of 62 F, no temperature-control-for-safety foods shall be stored in this unit until it holds and keeps a cold holding temperature of 41 F or colder.
Lancaster Dispensing Co., N. Market St., May 7. A working container of surface cleaner was stored above food contact surfaces in the lower food prep area; corrected on-site. A working container of metal cleaner was stored above the sanitizing and drying bins of the food prep area three-bay sink; corrected on-site.
Lisa's Snack Barn, 2111 Millersville Road, opening, May 7. No violations.
Millersville Mart, 473 N. George St., Millersville, May 7. Nine half-gallons and two gallons of milk offered for sale with expired sell-by date; discarded. Facility storage area is cluttered and dirty and needs to be cleaned and unused items disposed.
Outdoor World Trading Post, 2111 Millersville Road, May 7. No violations.
Pizza Hut No. 023016, 320 N. Reading Road, Ephrata, May 7. Pipe going into air gap and air gap drain at three-bay sink contain a slimy residue. Very scored cutting board at front salad bain-marie not resurfaced or discarded as required. Wall under three-bay sink is dirty, especially behind air gap.
PJ's Steak & Hoagie, 114 E. Main St., New Holland, May 7. Plastic containers cracked and not easily cleaned. Nonfood contact surfaces, such as shelves, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.
Rita's Italian Ice, 290 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, May 7. Equipment parts in a plastic tub stored on the floor, rather than 6 inches above. Ice pumper used to break and mix ices, found in mop sink. Mop stored in filthy mop water since previous day and not cleaned and hung to air-dry. Stored rubber spatulas food contact surfaces were to be unclean to sight and touch. Cleaned equipment drying on a dirty dish drain. Hand-wash sinks and toilet are not being cleaned as often as necessary to keep them clean. Buckets used for storage of ice pumpers between use are being filled in mop sink. Floor tiles in front of three-bay sink is broken and no longer smooth and easily cleanable. Seven ceiling tiles are missing from storage room ceiling. Floors in the facility are sticky, wet and dirty, especially at floor/wall junction and under equipment. Front freezers chest contain cardboard, which is soggy and not an easily cleanable surface. The quaternary ammonia concentration in the sanitizing solution of the three-bay warewash sink was 0 ppm, rather than 200 ppm as stated on the manufacturer’s use directions.
Sunoco Centerville, 520 Centerville Road, May 7. No violations.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 246, 1503 Columbia Ave., May 7. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. The hand-wash sink in the back was blocked by two plastic food containers and not accessible at all times for employee use. Two bottles of iodophor sanitizers stored with single-service straws beneath the soda machine. Boxes of food stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler and the walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Syrup, debris and spillage in between walls and the soda and slushie machines. Single-service, single-use articles (straws, cups, lids) stored in customer area and the walk-in cooler directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. A food employee certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the retail food facility.
Weaver's Health Foods, 108 S. Sixth St., Denver, May 7. No violations.
Dutch Lanes Lunch Room, 4311 Oregon Pike, Ephrata, May 6. Food facility has a reminder statement on the menu for foods that are/or could be served raw or undercooked to the consumer; however, does not clearly disclose which foods the reminder statement applies to. Some floor tiles are broken in front of fryers and are no longer a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Clean utensils stored on rack lined with tinfoil, which is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface.
Five Guys Burgers and Fries No. 0609, 844 E. Main St., Ephrata, May 6. Two food employees donning single-use gloves without a prior hand-washing. Mops were not hung to air-dry. Food handler operating with large, exposed adhesive bandage on wrist with the potential to contaminate food.
Gears Community Center, 70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown, May 6. Prepackaged Easter eggs are not labeled properly with the name ingredient statement including sub ingredients. Guidelines provided in email.
Hoss’s Steak & Sea House No. 37, 840 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown, May 6. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in prep kitchen dry stock room. Three antlike insects at rear wall. Tape on back splash for produce wash sink, making the surfaces not cleanable. Raw beef was stored above partially cooked pasta in prep kitchen walk-in cooler. Door gaskets on bain-marie unit are damaged with residue accumulations.
Jojo's Sprinkles & Swirls, MFF4, 1541 Main St., East Earl, opening, May 6. No violations.
Julienne Sushi Bar, 19 E. High St., Elizabethtown, May 6. Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the prep area. Shelves in prep area constructed with raw wood.
Kmart No. 9662, 1127 S. State St., Ephrata, change of owner, May 6. No violations.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 2480 Lincoln Highway East, complaint, May 6. The floor drain and grate cover located near the walk-in freezer has a moist residue accumulation in the drain and on the grate. A damaged ceiling tile above the food holding area. The front self-closing entrance door does not close tight and does not prevent the entry of insects or rodents.
Lancaster Commercial Travelers Association, 787 E. Ross St., May 6. No violations.
Lucky Ducks Bar & Grille, 45 N. Market St., Elizabethtown, May 6. Exhaust fan at wall in rear prep area has heavy static dust accumulations. Wall between cook line and rear prep area has heavy static dust and webbing accumulations. Basement floor area surrounding grease trap has residue accumulations and odor. An open employee's beverage container was on bain-marie, a food preparation area. Vacuum-packed frozen fish package is not opened or removed from product during the thawing process. Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible. Wall board at stairwell to basement is severely damaged with exposed insulation creating noncleanable surfaces.
McDonald's No. 3255, 140 N. Reading Road, Ephrata, May 6. Five pints of milk in refrigerator in drive-thru area was past expiration date (May 4); discarded. The hand-wash sink in the dishwashing room was blocked by rolls of bags and other items and not accessible at all times for employee use. Ground-in dirt in walk-in freezer floor. Raw hamburger patties in fresh beef refrigerator had internal temperatures of 44 F and above; discarded, and unit was turned off. On the line, incorrect use-by sticker on cut lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, resulting in items not being discarded when required and out of temperature.
McDonald's Restaurant, 866 E. Main St., Ephrata, May 6. Floor in walk-in freezer is strewn with papers and contains an accumulation of ground-in dirt. Food handler wearing a bracelet. Mop is not being hung to air-dry.
Miller's Snack Bar, 11 Diller Ave., Gordonville, May 6. One florescent light fixture in the kitchen area does not have a protective plastic cover.
Pizza Hut No. 23026, 900 N. Hanover St., Elizabethtown, May 6. Light bulbs are delaminating at hot section of buffet bar. The following surfaces are not able to clean due to damage: floor and molding in men's room, molding in dish room, molding in walk-in cooler and ceiling by proof unit and warewashing; repeat violation. These areas are rapidly deteriorating.
Rite Aid Corp. No. 729, 59 N. Queen St., May 6. No violations.
Starbucks No. 21890, 840 E. Main St., May 6. Top of dishwasher is dirty. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in undercounter refrigerator below espresso machine. Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink near dishwasher.
The Fry Shack MFF3, 3326 White Oak Road, Quarryville, May 6. No violations.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 032, 5959 E. Main St., East Petersburg, May 6. The “catch tray” under the sodas does not drain. An accumulation of stagnant liquid in the tray. The dispenser for toilet paper in the restroom is being held together with packing tape, which is not cleanable. Boxes of food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Two quarts of 1% low-fat chocolate milk with a sell-by of May 4 being offered for sale. The lid for the outside dumpster was left open at the time of this inspection.
Fuel Madness, 120 N. Duke St., May 5. No violations.
The Baker's Lover, 120 N. Duke St., May 5. No violations.
Linda's Lunch Wagon, 109 N. Maple St., Leola, change of owner, April 30. No violations.