Clothes observed being washed in buckets in ware washing sink, evidence of roach activity: Restaurant Inspections, May 9, 2024

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has posted an updated list of recent Retail Food Inspection Reports for restaurants and food handlers in Berks County. Inspections are a “snapshot” of the day and time of the inspection. Violations are recorded but are often corrected on the spot prior to the inspector leaving the facility. For more information on retail food inspection reports, visit: agriculture.pa.gov

April 29, 2024, Conrad Weiser Middle School, 347 E Penn Ave Robesonia, PA: Four spray bottles were observed in the prep area three with clear liquid and one with pink liquid were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

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April 29, 2024, Conrad Weiser High School, 44 Big Spring Road, Robesonia, PA: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration, test strips fell in water and need to be ordered. Observed a metal pan holding lids in the clean dish storage area, with an accumulation of debris in the bottom of the pan. Corrected.

April 30, 2024, Wilcox Roadside Market, located at 1134 Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the walk-in-cooler, freezers, and refrigerators throughout the facility. Food facility is using an approved non-public water system, but does not have current laboratory testing results for water potability.

April 30, 2024, Redner’s Warehouse Market #87, 1179 Ben Franklin Highway in Douglassville, PA: Observed a build up dirt and dust on the non-food contact surfaces of food packages and shelving. The build-up is a result of construction and dust/dirt is not being properly contained.

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April 30, 2024, Mario’s Pizza, 159 South Reading Ave in Boyertown, PA.: The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Observed bain marie near the pizza ovens are not holding food at least 40 degrees. Food was removed from Bain Marie and moved to a refrigerator for proper cold holding temperatures. 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 Bain Maries, is not being date marked. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the refrigerators and Bain Maries. Clothes observed being washed in buckets in ware washing sink. Repeat violation. Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid.

April 30, 2024, Little Oley Tavern, 2068 Farmington Ave. Boyertown, PA: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the refrigerators, freezers, and Bain Maries. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. The handwash sink in the kitchen area was blocked for employee use.

April 30, 2024, Gulf Station, 1141 Memorial Highway, Oley, PA: Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the small reach in refrigerator.

April 30, 2024, Giannotti’s Country Manor, 3118 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood, PA: Raw food hierarchy is not being followed in the walk-in cooler. Raw beef and chicken observed above bagged potatoes. Corrected. Disposable souffle cups observed stored in several spice containers. Corrected. Four fryer baskets in the fryer area were observed with wires that were broken and not attached making the baskets not smooth and easily cleanable. Observed stove dials, in the cookline area, with an accumulation of dust on the non-food contact surfaces. Corrected. Observed single-service, single-use to go containers stored in the dry storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor. Corrected.

April 30, 2024, Frank & Diannah’s Arbor Inn, 47 South Bingaman Street, Reading, PA: Walls in the area of the 3-compartment sink and dishwasher are becoming deteriorated. Walls should be non-absorbent and easily cleanable. Facility has started to repair/refinish these walls.

April 30, 2024, Dunkin Donuts, 1121 Memorial Highway, Oley, PA: Torn and cracked gasket observed on the Delfield Cooler. Observed deeply scored cutting board not resurfaced or discarded as required on the Baine Marie. Food facility has employees who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificates have expired and are no longer valid. Old food residue, coffee grounds observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing. COS. Observed old food debris behind equipment along the main prep line.

April 30, 2024, Brandywine Heights High School, 103 Old Topton Road, Mertztown, PA: Food contact surface of a spatula is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or chipping. Corrected.

April 30, 2024, Blandon Park Concession, 36 West Wesner Road, Blandon, PA: Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

May 1, 2024, Nia’s Restorante & Pizzeria, 41 Kings Plazza Oley, PA: The small black fan being used in the pizza area has an accumulation of dust/dirt.

May 1, 2024, Bixler’s Country Meats at the Leesport Farmers Market: Some of the lights in the display cases have the plastic tubing but are missing the end caps.

May 3, 2024, Krystyna’s Kitchen – Roan Polish Foods, 2934 N 5th Street HWY Reading, PA: Food in right hand side refrigerator was held at 44.1°F, rather than 41°F or below as required. Refrigeration maintenance/adjustment scheduled. Wooden handled knives cannot be cleaned adequately due to grooves between handle/knife. Discarded on inspection. Plumbing fixtures leaking in multiple locations at 3-compartment sink.

May 6, 2024, Edible Arrangements #1269, 3564 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring, PA: Food facility inspection indicates evidence of roach activity in rear of facility near back door and utility mop sink area.

May 6, 2024, Dream Garden, 3564 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring, PA.: The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Assorted fried foods in the reach in cooler in the cookline area are stored open with no covering. Raw chicken stored above raw beef in reach in freezer with no barriers to prevent cross-contamination. Several containers of food in the walk-in cooler are observed stored open with no covering. Observed in-use spatula stored between grill edges an area not easily cleanable & sanitized. Bag of flour observed with a plastic container with no handle buried in the flour below an actual scoop with a handle. Sweet and sour sauce was held at 87 °F, in the cookline area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Corrected. 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 walk-in cooler, is not being date marked. Food contact surface of fryer baskets is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Observed a wooden shelf on the cookline area used for storage above a chest freezer. Cardboard was observed lining several shelves in the facility. Cardboard is not smooth and easily cleanable. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Cutting board at cold hold unit was observed discolored in the deep scores of the cutting board and was not clean to sight and touch. Observed grill equipment, in cookline area, with an accumulation of food residue, and grease debris on non-food contact surfaces. Observed cooking equipment, in cookline area, with an accumulation of excessive food residue, and excessive grease build-up on non-food contact surfaces. The handwash sink in the cookline area was blocked by bulk bins and not accessible at all times for employee use. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in bathroom area, but facility does not have a pest control program.

Several other restaurants were inspected during this time period with no violations reported: JT’s Gourmet Delivery LLC in Reading, Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge # 71 in Temple, Weiser Decisions in Robesonia, Trinity U.C.C. in Rehrersburg, Target #2529 in Exeter Township, Royal Farms #402 in Douglassville, Moe’s Southwest Grill #1913 in Wyomissing, Conrad Weiser SD East Elementary in Wernersville, Sycamore Valley Farms in Reading, Smoothie Q in Douglassville, Shifty’s in Mohnton, River Rock Academy in Reading, Kona Ice of West Reading Mff2 (Temp Tag), Daniel Boone SD Primary Center in Birdsboro, Daniel Boone SD High School in Birdsboro, Andre Farms in Oley, Candy Lady in Leesport, Chick-fil-A #01384 in Wyomissing, Wingswept Acres in Muhlenberg Township, Matt’s Coney Island in Muhlenberg Township, KidsPeace – Berks Campus in Temple.

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