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Recent Food Service Safety Inspections in Greater Elizabethtown

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, 866-366-3723, uses a risk-based inspection reporting process for restaurants and other food handlers. Following are recent local inspection reports.

Gingrich’s Food Market, 216 W. Hill St., Bainbridge, follow-up, Dec. 20. Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (Lebanon bologna, sweet bologna, chicken breast, deli ham and cheese), located in the deli display case and in the bottom part of the deli display case, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. The floor of the walk-in cooler is FRP and is now cracked and no longer smooth and easily cleaned. Prepackaged food items (pork barbecue, egg and olive salad) do not have complete ingredients listed. Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required. The facility has 30 days to enroll an employee in a state-recognized food safety course. Several ceiling tiles are damaged from water and missing in the back storage area. The ceiling tiles above the meat grinder are damaged from water and are sagging. Blood spillage on the walk-in cooler floor.

Hennigan’s, 1990 W. Main St., Mount Joy, follow- up, Dec. 18. Food employees, again preparing food, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Tomato sauce (still steaming) being cooled in large buckets in walk-in cooler, which is not a proper cooling method. An extreme amount of old food debris and grease buildup beneath the fryers and on the wall behind the char broiler. Cleaning will take place on Dec. 24.

Giant Food No. 6014, 1278 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, Dec. 17. Produce prep handwash sink contains a utensil indicating uses other than handwashing. Drain and condensate lines for produce ice machine are damaged and not functioning correctly. Double door at rear warehouse has gaps and does not protect against the entry of insects or rodents. Door gaskets on deli reach in coolers are damaged and not cleanable.

Mount Joy Family Restaurant & Diner, 307 W. Main St., Mount Joy, Dec. 17. Food employee did not follow proper hand washing procedure. Soap not used. Raw shell eggs being stored above cooked ham, cooked bacon and mushrooms in the reach in cooler. Assorted food in the reach-in cooler and the reachin freezers stored open with no covering. Food utensils in the wait station stored in a container of water, which is not maintained at 135 F. Inuse food tongs being stored on handle of oven, which is not sanitary. Boxes of potatoes stored directly on the floor in the basement, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Creamer was held at 67 F, in the front service area, rather than 41 F or below as required. Flour for chicken is not being sifted every four hours or covered and refrigerated as required. Cardboard, not easily cleanable, being used to cover the floor beneath the rubber mats at the cook line. Deeply scored cutting board (brown board) not resurfaced or discarded as required. Old milk splatter on the underside of the milk shake mixer. Old food residue and debris beneath the flat grill, inside and behind the fryers. A small, personal speaker stored in a container with toothpicks used for customer food. Food employee personal belongings, purses, cigarettes, phones and jackets hanging on racks with food, bunched up above the dishwasher, and above the food preparation area, although hooks and hangars are provided. The person in charge has failed in his managerial duties in controlling food safety in this food facility. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the food preparation area. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair, pipe leaking at the bottom of the prewash bowl of the dishwasher, a black tote placed beneath to catch the water. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair, water leaking at the back-flow valve on the dishwasher and running through a “make-shift” funnel back into the water receptacle for the dishwasher. Old unused equipment stored in the basement, should be removed from food facility. Food employee in preparing raw hamburgers and at the cook line, wearing a bracelet. Owner picked up a piece of bacon broke it half, placed the other piece back into the bin from customer bacon and proceeded to eat it during the inspection review. The large mixer bearing or gear box is dripping or leaking lubricant onto the food-contact surface. Pink slime on the deflector plate of the downstairs ice maker. Old food residue on the inner rim of the ham slicer.

VFW Post No. 5752, 125 Longecker Road, Mount Joy, Dec. 17. Static dust on the fan guards of the walkin cooler. A buildup of grime in the designated handwash sink in the kitchen. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

Bron’s Deli, 34 W. Market St., Marietta, follow-up, Dec. 13. Again, hamburger barbecue, pasta salad and eggs, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/ temperature control for safety food in the deli display case, were datemarked by the facility, but were beyond the seven- day use- or sell-by date and requires discarding. Again, commercially processed, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (pepper cheese, bologna and eggs), located in the deli display case and the small cooling unit, and held more than 24 hours, are not being marked with the date they were opened. Again, refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/ temperature control for safety food (pasta salads, potato salad, tuna salad and hamburger barbecue), prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the deli display case, arenot being datemarked.

Etown Noodles, 37 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, follow-up, Dec. 13. Roof is leaking water in kitchen area, and is in need of repair. Black residue accumulations are present in areas where water is leaking. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in all areas. Two live roachlike insects on floor area. Five deceased roachlike insects.

Frans Little Italy, 2141 River Road, Bainbridge, Dec. 13. Deeply scored cutting boards (green and yellow boards) not resurfaced or discarded as required. Outside trash receptacle lid not closed.

Gingrich’s Food Market, 216 W. Hill St., Bainbridge, Dec. 13. Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required.Commercially processed refrigerated, ready-to-eat, time/temperature control for safety food (Lebanon bologna, sweet bologna, chicken breast, deli ham and cheese), located in the deli display case and in the bottom part of the deli display case,and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. The floor of the walk-in cooler is FRP and is now cracked and no longer smooth and easily cleaned. Saltpeter stored next to single- service to-go trays in the back food preparation area. The person in charge has failed in their duties in not employing a person who is a certified food manager for 2016, 2017 and 2018. The person in charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection. Sliced deli meats and cheese stored below the deli display case are stored open with no covering. Prepackaged food items (pork barbecue and chicken salad) do not have all ingredients listed. An accumulation of old food residue on the inner rim of the meat slicer. Blood spillage on the walk-in cooler floor. The toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins. Several ceiling tiles are damaged from water and missing in the back storage area. The ceiling tiles above the meat grinder are damaged from water and are sagging.

Grilled Cheese Plus, 106 Persimmon Lane, Elizabethtown, Dec. 13. Nonfood contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of debris and soil. Food facility is using an approved nonpublic water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability.

Sals Pizza & Family Restaurant, 2345 S. Market St., Elizabethtown, Dec. 13. Food employees in prep areas not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats or beard covers. Employee made sandwich and cut tomato with bare hand contact with ready-to-eat foods. Door handles on refrigeration equipment at front prep area have old food debris accumulations. Sausage thawing at room temperature on the rear prep table, which is not an approved thawing method. The handwash sink located in the prep area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100 F. Handwash sink in prep area does not have single-use towels.

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