The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a “risk-based” inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers.
Burger King No. 2617, 310 N. Reading Road, Ephrata, March 30. Food employee had to be prompted to wash hands before donning gloves. Trash on dumpster pad. Dumpster lid was open, permitting vector entrance.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 100 N. Pointe Blvd., complaint, March 30. No violations.
McDonald’s No. 3255, 140 N. Reading Road, Ephrata, March 30. No violations.
Mount Joy Family Restaurant & Diner, 307 W. Main St., Mount Joy, March 30. No violations.
Pat’s Pizzeria, 1100 Harrisburg Ave., March 30. Food employees not wearing beard covers while preparing dough and food. A food employee was touching bagels, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration for the quaternary ammonia in sanitizer buckets. Both double-door cooling units of walk-in cooler have torn rubber door gaskets. Old food residue was on the inner rim of the slicer. A heavy accumulation of black and tan residue was inside the drain near the dishwasher. A gross amount of grease, dead leaves and trash was behind and around the outside grease receptacle and dumpster corral.
Pizza Hut No. 023016, 320 N. Reading Road, Ephrata, March 30. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Dishwasher handling both clean and dirty dishes, utensils and food equipment without washing hands in between. Internal temperature of time/temperature-control-for-safety salad dressings measured 46-48 F rather than 41 F or below as required; discarded. Stored utensils in basket over sink were not clean to sight and touch. Newly washed plates and some pans contained food residue.
Rita’s Italian Ice, 290 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, March 30. Food employee was wearing a watch and bracelet. Topping container was in close proximity to the hand-washing sink.
Ruby Tuesday No. 5209, 1294 Millersville Pike, follow-up, March 30. No violations.
Thom’s Bread, 113A Butler Ave., March 30. Food employees were not wearing beard covers while preparing food. Raw shell eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods in the small cooling unit. Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the pizza-making unit, is not being date-marked. Prepackaged food (ciabatta rolls, baguettes, cookies, waffles, s’mores and muffins) are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight or distributed-by statement, and are not labeled to clearly to indicate any “Big Eight” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement. The inner lid of the freezer being held together with packaging tape. Customer self-service, single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers. There is peeling paint above the mop sink and the three-compartment sink. A heavy accumulation of static dust is present on the air-intake above the three-compartment sink.
Burger King No. 8833, 1298 Millersville Pike, complaint, March 29. No violations.
DiMaria’s Pizza, 759 E. Main St., Mount Joy, March 29. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility, as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. The person in charge has failed in his managerial duties by not following the Food Code. Food employee did not have a proper hand-washing in between tasks that may have contaminated hands. Food employee was washing hands at the three-compartment sink rather than the designated hand-washing sink. Food employee was touching lettuce for salads and sandwiches, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. As dishes were being washed in three-compartment sink, peppers were draining into one of the sinks, leaving the possibility of splash contamination on peppers. Cooked chicken wings were held at 82 F for an unknown amount of time, rather than 135 F or above as required. Nacho cheese was held at 102 F in the nacho machine, rather than 135 F or above as required. Food employee did not follow proper hand-washing procedure. Single-use towels or air-drying device were not used. Chicken wings in the walk-in cooler were stored open with no covering. An opened bag of flour was stored directly on the floor in the back of the facility, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Barbecue sauce, clearly marked “refrigerate after opening,” was held beneath the cook line at ambient temperature rather than 41 F or below as required. Food employees were eating in the dough prep area, as evidenced by partially consumed food. Food employees were not wearing proper hair restraints while preparing pizza dough in the back. Cooked chicken wings were cooling for an unknown amount of time in the mop sink. Commercially processed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food (deli meats), located in the walk-in cooler and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration for quaternary ammonia. Personal care medicines being stored above the pizza dough preparation table in the back of the facility. An employee’s food was being stored on the meat slicer. Time in lieu of temperature is being used in the facility to control ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food. Torn rubber door gaskets on the pizza-making unit, the triple-door cooling unit and the walk-in cooler door. A lottery ticket was being stored on an in-use pizza paddle. A tan, slimy residue was present inside the soda nozzles. Old, hardened food residue was on the meat slicer, tomato slicer and can opener blade. Working containers in the back food prep area, used for storing chemicals and cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.
Lancaster Regional Cafe, 250 College Ave., March 29. No violations.
McDonald’s Restaurant, 575 N. Franklin St., March 29. Food employees in food prep area were not wearing proper hair restraints; repeat violation.
Pho Noodle House, 252 N. Prince St., March 29. Food facility operator failed to post an original, valid Pennsylvania food employee certification in a location conspicuous to the consumer; repeat violation.
Pleasant Valley Country Store, 429 Sproul Road, Kirkwood, complaint, March 29. Facility is offering milk from an unlicensed facility; milk has been detained and removed from sale.
Rettew’s Catering, 309 S. Main St., March 29. Assorted kitchen tools and containers, stored for use, were to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.
Smiley’s Deli & Food Mart, 402 N. Duke St., March 29. No violations.
The Shack Restaurant & Mini Golf, 662 S. Oak St., Manheim, change of owner, March 29. No violations.
Twin Kiss Drive-in, 309 S. Main St., Manheim, March 29. Ice machine not cleaned at a frequency to prevent the presence of mold.
Your Place Commissary, 2133 Lincoln Highway East, March 29. Static dust accumulation was present on the walk-in cooler condensing unit fan covers. Moist discolored residue accumulation was present on the floor in the flour silo room. One light fixture in the walk-in freezer is not secured to the ceiling and is not covered or shielded. A gap at the bottom of one door in the receiving area creates risk of entry of rodents or insects. Dust and small pieces of dried dough at the end of the dough proofer conveyor belt have the potential to contaminate food. Potential rodent harborage areas on the exterior of the building perimeter are present due to several black drain pipes and debris next to the building.
Auntie Anne’s 285, 120 N. Duke St., March 28. No violations.
Barshinger/Life Science Cafe, 600 College Ave., March 28. No violations.
Everest International Grocery, Gifts & Jewelry, 1621 Columbia Ave., March 28. Dumpster lids were open at the time of this inspection. No sign or poster posted at the hand-washing sink in the restroom to remind food employees to wash their hands. Litter and debris was around the outside of the facility and around the dumpster area. Raw shell eggs from an approved source are not labeled properly with the name of the facility, net weight, proper grading and date of lay. Prepackaged vegetables are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight and distributed-by statement. Raw wood, which is not easily cleanable, is being used as shelves for food storage.
Hoss’s Steak & Sea House No.\!q 27, 100 W. Airport Road, Lititz, March 28. Wiping cloths found stored in a bucket of unclean quaternary sanitizer in the kitchen. The quaternary ammonia concentration of wiping cloth bucket near grill measured 50 ppm rather than 150-400 ppm as required. The chlorine concentration in the low-temperature dishwasher measured 0 ppm rather than 50-100 ppm. Several stored ragged-edge rubber spatulas are no longer durable, smooth and easily cleanable; discarded. Walk-in freezer air curtains are torn. Digital readout for both wash and rinse cycle on low-temperature dishwasher is unstable and does not indicate final operating temperatures. An accumulation of trash and leaves were present on dumpster pad. Several food ingredient storage containers, in the kitchen near the salad bar station, are not labeled with the common name of the food. In-use utensils were stored in water measuring 133 F rather than 135 F or above as required; repeat violation. Food thermometer is being dipped into quat wiping cloth bucket to sanitize rather than dedicated solution for that purpose. Crumbs were present in the utensil storage container in the dessert station. Internal temperature of top layers of individual containers of sour cream and time/temperature-control-for-safety salad dressings measured 46 F and above rather than 41 F or below; discarded.
Hurricane Pizza and Grill, 4031 Columbia Ave., Columbia, complaint, March 28. No violations.
La Casita, 117 E. Main St., New Holland, March 28. An employee’s open beverage container was in a food preparation area. The hand-washing sink in the rear prep area was blocked by a ladder and was not accessible at all times for employee use.
Lancaster Brewing Company Taproom & Grill, 2323 Lincoln Highway East, March 28. Several large plastic food storage containers had sticker residue. Outside waste handling unit and storage area was extremely dirty, and loose debris was around the receptacle. Deeply scored cutting boards were not resurfaced or discarded as required. Protective light covers are missing on light fixtures in the walk-in cooler and above the food prep table.
Manor Middle School, 2950 Charlestown Road, March 28. No violations.
Nitrauer School, 811 Ashbourne Ave., March 28. No violations.
Rocky Ridge Meats, 245 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks, March 28. Ice accumulation was present on the door frame and exterior surface of the walk-in freezer door.
Ruffino’s Pizza and Pasta, 572 Centerville Road, March 28. Personal food items were stored above customer food in the walk-in cooler. A personal water bottle was stored in the ice for customer use. Old food residue and debris was present between the flat grill and the four-burner stove. The FRP near the double-door has separated from the wall. Deli meat was held in the pizza unit at 48 F, rather than 41 F or below as required. The doors on this unit do not stay closed, and the condensing unit is frozen and is not holding proper cold temperatures. No time/temperature-control-for-safety foods are to be stored in this unit until it is repaired and holding a temperature of 41 F or below; the unit is scheduled for repair. A spray can of WD-40 was being stored next to cooking oil and spices.
Shady Maple Smorgasbord, 129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, complaint, March 28. Evidence of roaches was found in glue traps under cabinets and by hand-washing sink. Food debris, grease and litter was found under and around equipment in various work stations and the kitchen area.
Steinman College Center - Pandini’s, 600 College Ave., Building 63, March 28. No violations.
The Meadows, 35 S. Willowdale Drive, March 28. Packaged frozen desserts are not labeled with the name of the product, ingredient statement, net weight and manufacturer.
The Village Cafe, 3614 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, March 28. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Unwrapped and unprotected single-use straws are being stored in a manner that does not prevent improper employee touch. Cans of paint are being stored on shelving above single-use items; removed.
Vito’s Roma Pizza Inc., 54 E. Main St., Lititz, March 28. Food employee failed to wash hands prior to the start of food handling. A large horizontal crack running through the length of marble top of the pizza bain-marie is no longer a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Two containers of chicken noodle soup in walk-in cooler date-marked March 9, 2018, were beyond the seven-day use-by date; discarded.
Bucher Elementary School, 450 Candlewyck Road, March 27. A thermometer for monitoring food temperatures was being stored in a container of sanitizer. One deeply scored cutting board was not resurfaced or discarded as required.
CVS No. 2297, 385 N. Broad St., Lititz, March 27. Five cans of baby formula past expiration date (March 1, 2018, and Jan. 1, 2018) were for sale on shelf. In dairy case, there was an accumulation of dirt on wire shelves and on the bottom of the case.
Excelsior, 125 E. King St., March 27. No violations.
Food For Thought Catering, 241 W. Roseville Road, March 27. Static dust was present on the floor-model fan. Raw shell eggs were stored on top of lemons in the reach-in cooler. In the same cooler, raw shell eggs were stored on cheese and above green peppers. The test strips for monitoring concentration of the quaternary ammonia have expired. First aid supplies (burn and itch spray) were stored near equipment, creating a risk for potential contamination. The walk-in cooler has torn rubber door gaskets.
Forklift & Palate, 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, March 27. Exposed food preparation in grill area under dirty ventilation ducts is subject to potential contamination.
Hideaway Bar, 75 Kleine Lane, Lititz, March 27. No violations.
Hometown Kitchen, 18 Furnace Road, Quarryville, March 27. Plastic coated shelves used to store food pans have bare metal exposed and shelves are starting to rust. A food employee was cutting tomatoes and lettuce for salads and sandwiches, ready-to-eat foods, with bare hands; corrected. Chlorine chemical sanitizer residue detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low-temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm and not 50-100 ppm as required. Primed line; corrected. There was food spillage on the floor in the walk-in freezer.
Honeybee Shoppe, 705 Graystone Road, Building 4, Manheim, March 27. No violations.
Little Antietam Goat Dairy, 750 Graystone Road, midway, Manheim, opening, March 27. No violations.
Little Hands Big Plans, 2313 Ashville Road, Quarryville, March 27. No violations.
Miriam’s Pies at Root’s Market, 705 Graystone Road, Building 1, Manheim, March 27. No violations.
Nickle Mine Health Foods, 2123 Mine Road, Paradise, March 27. No violations.
Norm’s Soft Pretzels, 705 Graystone Road, midway, Manheim, March 27. Food prepared under structures with dust present, making them subject to potential contamination.
Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics, 41B S. Broad St., Lititz, March 27. Oils and balsamic vinegar containing two or more ingredients do not have ingredients on labels.
Rebecca’s Food Cottage, 705 Graystone Road, Area 9, Manheim, March 27. No violations.
Sam’s NY Style Pizza, 2 E. State St., Quarryville, March 27. There was food spillage on the floor in the walk-in freezer. Bain-marie cooling unit has torn rubber door gaskets.
Schaeffer School, 875 Pleasure Road, March 27. No violations.
Sensenig Poultry, 843 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, March 27. The following frozen, prepackaged food items do not contain labeling: chicken dumplings, chicken poppyseed casserole, loaded meatloaf and potato casserole, oyster filling. There is no sign for homemade whoopie pies indicating that ingredients are available upon request. A stored meat cleaver and can opener blade were to contain food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Food employee donned single-use gloves without a prior hand-washing.
Spooky Nook Sports, 2913 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim, March 27. Deli meat and cheese in the smoothie bar, was held at 45 F, rather than 41 F or below as required. Overhead fixtures and power cords in main prep area are not being cleaned at a frequency to prevent the accumulation of dust.
Stoudt’s Orchards, 705 Graystone Road, midway, Manheim, March 27. No violations.
Subway No. 24838, 796C New Holland Ave., March 27. Food employee in food prep area was wearing a bracelet. Black moist residue was present on ice chute on self-service soda unit; cleaned.
The Grille, 241 W. Roseville Road, March 27. The test strips used for measuring the concentration of the quaternary ammonia have expired. Walk-in cooler has torn rubber door gaskets. The owner and a food employee were touching sandwich rolls, a ready-to-eat food, with their bare hands. A personal jacket was being stored on top of single-service cups. First aid supplies (burn and itch medicines) were stored near equipment, creating a risk of possible contamination.
Tulip Tree Hill Farm, 2 W. Grant St., March 27. No violations.
Club 521 Inc., 2400 Butter Road, March 26. Old food residue was present on non-food contact surfaces of the meat slicer. Raw wood was being used behind the stove.
Darrenkamps Food Market, 191 Ridgeview Road, Elizabethtown, March 26. Four containers of milk were offered for sale past the expiration date. Sanitizing gauge for high-temperature ware-washing machine is continuously reading 190 F. The highest temperature reached was 140 F. This is an indication that the unit is not maintained in mechanical operation. Parts, paper and stickers in the meat room hand-washing sink indicate uses other than hand-washing. Black residue accumulations were present on walls and ceiling of commissary cooler/production room. Employee restroom is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Dairy dock-receiving door walls are damaged and the area is not tight-fitting. Light bulbs for hot-hold rotisserie chicken unit are de-laminating. Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the deli department, is not being date-marked. Whipped cream stand-alone cooler in dairy department has an internal temperature of 45 F. Seafood salad products, a refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food in the seafood department, was date-marked by the facility but was beyond the seven-day use- or sell-by date. Facility does not have irreversible registering temperature-indicator required for hot water sanitizing mechanical ware-washing (for measuring the utensil surface temperature) dishwasher in deli.
Dutch Country Soft Pretzels, 2758 Division Highway, New Holland, March 26. New three-bay sink does not have rounded interior corners in the basins to facilitate easy cleaning.
Feed Bin, 101 W. Fulton St., New Holland, March 26. No violations.
Lancaster County Willow Street Campus, Box 527, 1730 Hans Herr Drive, Willow Street, March 26. No violations.
Locust Grove Mennonite School, 2257 Old Philadelphia Pike, March 26. No violations.
Narvon Sunoco, 7121 N. 28th Division Highway, Narvon, March 26. No violations.
O & J Grocery, 450 W. Orange St., March 26. Temperature-measuring device for equipment is not available or readily accessible in the meat display case.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 150 Water St., New Holland, March 26. No violations.
Our One Stop, 550 E. High St., Elizabethtown, March 26. Plumbing system is not maintained in good repair; water is not draining properly at floor drain for front-counter sink. Paper towel dispenser was empty at the hand-washing sink in the restroom area.
Ruoff Tower, 315 N. Prince St., opening, March 26. No violations.
Smokehouse BBQ and Brews at Plain & Fancy, 3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Route 340, Bird-in-Hand, March 26. Dried food residue accumulation was present on the underside of the floor mixer. The drain plug is missing on the outside waste handling unit.
The Goodie Shoppe, 302 W. Chestnut St., March 26. No violations.
The Lil’ Country Store, 264 Paradise Lane, Ronks, March 26. No violations.
Tobias S. Frogg, 1766 Columbia Ave., complaint, March 26. Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures are not calibrated. A food employee was touching/slicing tomatoes for salads, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. Thermometers for ensuring proper food temperatures were not available and still in an unopened package. Food employees, including the certified food manager, were not wearing proper beard covers while preparing food.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 33, 549 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, March 26. Seven containers of milk were offered for sale past the expiration date.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 65, 5 W. Clay St., March 26. Water was on the floor underneath the three-bowl sink; must determine leak at pipe area and repair. Also, reposition ladder so as not to obstruct handsink.
Turkey Hill Minit Market No. 111, 501 Park Ave., March 26. No violations.
Willow Street Lions Club Community Building at Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, 1730 Hans Herr Road, Willow Street, March 26. Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of the low-temperature dishwasher.
Wingate By Wyndham, 2110 Lincoln Highway East, March 26. No violations.
Centerville Diner, 100 S. Centerville Road, March 23. Raw shell eggs were stored on top of bread wraps in the cooling unit. Lights inside the dessert display case are not shielded or shatter-proof. A waitress was touching toast, a ready-to-eat food, with bare hands. The drain plug for the outside waste receptacle is missing. Thermal strips or an irreversible registering thermometer is not available for checking the temperature of the rinse cycle in the mechanical dishwasher.
Heart Cafe, 17 E. Market St., Marietta, March 23. Back kitchen has shelves made of raw wood, which is not smooth and easily cleanable. Boxes of chips were stored directly on the floor in the back kitchen, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Clean dish racks were stored on the grease trap. Paper towel dispenser was empty at the hand-washing sink in the food preparation area in the back of kitchen. Commercially processed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature-control-for-safety food (turkey and chicken), located in the bain-marie and held for more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Coving is missing from the wall/floor junction near the mechanical dishwasher and the wall near the storage rack. Food facility has a flat grill in the back kitchen, however, the ventilation system is inadequate.
The Vineyard at Grandview, 1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy, March 23. No violations.
Golden Wall, 5360 Lincoln Highway East, Suite 11, Gap, March 22. A bus tub on the shelf under the walk-in cooler condensing unit with water in it has the potential to contaminate the food stored underneath the bus tub. Customer self-service, single-use tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by customers; repeat violation. Light is not shielded in the walk-in cooler. The person in charge is not performing the duties required by the Food Code to maintain active managerial control of food safety in this facility; repeat violation. Food employee in food prep area was not wearing proper hair restraints; repeat violation. Food facility has an employee who held a certified food manager certificate, however the certificate has expired and is no longer valid; repeat violation from 2017. The water from the walk-in condensing unit is not draining properly and needs to be repaired. A food employee certification is displayed, but the certificate has expired; repeat violation from 2016. Cigarettes were found on the shelf above the bain-marie unit during the inspection. Egg rolls and chicken in the walk-in cooler were stored open with no covering; repeat violation. Large hand whisk has loose and missing wires. Black, moist residue was present on the fan covers of the walk-in cooler condensing unit. Personal care medicine was stored on a shelf above the bain-marie unit.
Strasburg Country Store, 1 W. Main St., Strasburg, March 22. Under-counter refrigeration unit has torn rubber door gaskets.
Turkey Hill No. 052, Route 41, Strasburg Road, P.O. Box 502, Gap, March 22. Several glass doors of the reach-in cooler have torn rubber door gaskets. Two plastic gallon containers were in the bowl of the hand-washing sink, which was not accessible for employee use; items removed.