Soups cooled in walk-in cooler, tubs of ice cream stored on floor of freezer: Restaurant Inspections, May 2, 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:

On April 25, 2024, an inspection was conducted at the West Reading Motor Club, located at 416 Penn Ave. West Reading, PA. Open employee beverage containers were observed in the kitchen food preparation area. Corrected. Condenser fan covers in the walk-in cooler have an accumulation of dirt. Outer door located in the back kitchen area of the food facility has a gap at the bottom due to a torn seal and does not protect against the entry of pests. The handwash sink in the bar area does not have single use towels. Corrected.

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On April 25, 2024 at Vivi Bubble Tea, 450 Penn AVE West Reading, PA 19611. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the walk-in cooler. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

On April 25, 2024 at the Twin Valley Middle School, 770 Clymer Hill Road, Elverson, PA. Observed 6 tubs of ice cream stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Corrected. Observed a metal knife that is used for food prep with the tip of the blade missing. Corrected.

On April 25, 2024 at Salino’s Stand, 10 S Summit AVE Reading, PA. Observed a build-up of old food residue on the nonfood contact portion of the deli slicer.

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On April 25, 2024 at Moyer’s Catering Inc., 237 South Ironstone Drive, Boyertown, PA. Food employees observed in the front counter area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. 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-coolers and refrigerator is not being date marked. Observed deeply scored cutting board in the kitchen are not resurfaced or discarded as required. Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid.

On April 25, 2024 at Moring Fuel, 3024 Penn Ave. West Lawn, PA. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in one of the bain marie units in the kitchen.

On April 25, 2024 at McDonald’s #7970, 800 Hill road, Wyomissing, PA. Food Employees observed working with exposed foods with fingernail polish and / or artificial fingernails. The light intensity in the walk-in cooler area is not at least 10 foot candles. Corrected.

On April 25, 2024 at Ganly’s State Hill Pub, 500 Brownsville RD Sinking Spring, PA. Food utensils at the cook line observed stored in containers of sanitizer. Corrected. Observed multiple soups being cooled in large plastic containers in the walk-in cooler, which is not a proper cooling method. Corrected. Cheese sauce was held at 130°F, in the deli/expo area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Corrected. 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. Corrected.

On April 25, 2024 at Bar B Q Pit, 4741 Penn Ave, Sinking Spring, PA. There is an accumulation of dirt and grease on the floor under the fryer/grill in both the front counter area and the main cooking area in the kitchen. Some hood surfaces in the main kitchen area have an accumulation of grease. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the main kitchen area. Corrected.

On April 26, 2024 at Pretzel Revolution – Market Stand, 740 Noble Street, Kutztown, PA. Two souffle cups without handles observed stored in food products. Corrected.

On April 26, 2024 at Nuse’s Deli, 3160 Main Street, Morgantown, PA. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. The cutting board on the Bain Marie in the service area is need of replacement or resurfacing. Observed a build-up of old food residue on the nonfood contact surfaces of the milkshake machine. Corrected.

On April 26, 2024 at Kutztown Beneficial Association, 310 Noble Street, Kutztown, PA. Coffee cup with handle observed in a container of food with the handle buried in the food. Corrected. Cup without a handle observed in the food in the container. Corrected. Food contact surface of two fryer baskets were observed as not smooth, and easily cleanable. Static dust observed on the ceiling in the rear of walk-in coolers by the fan guards.

On April 26, 2024 at Antietam High School @ Trinity UCC, 2449 Cumberland Ave. Reading, PA. Plastic tableware is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched by the students. Corrected. Working container (spray bottle) in kitchen area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

On April 28, 2024 at Wegman’s Restaurant, 4401 Pottsville PIKE Reading, PA. Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and commercially processed ready to eat food, located in the walk-in refrigerator and reach-in refrigerator, and held more than 48 hours, are not being marked with the date they were opened. Observed customer tableware / drinking glasses with cracks or chips. Corrected on inspection. Service boards at steam tables, a food contact surface, were observed to have food residue between boards and were not clean to sight and touch. Owner scheduled for ServSafe Manager certification on 5/6/24. Peeling paint on ceiling which is a non-smooth surface and with the potential contamination of food service areas below. Floor tiles chipped/damaged with multiple non-smooth surfaces which prohibits adequate cleaning.

On April 28, 2024 at Mama’s Pizza, 4425 Pottsville PIKE Reading, PA. Employee beverage observed on bagged flour. Corrected on inspection. Food employees observed in prep areas, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Several other restaurants were inspected during this time period with no violations reported: Wawa #8155, 8053 Chestnut St, Hereford, PA. Twin Valley High School, 4851 N Twin Valley Rd, Elverson, PA.. San Francisco Tacos, 4848 Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA. Sushi Awarsei @ Reading Hospital, 420 S 5th Ave, Reading, PA. Plantedhub Catering Kitchen, 75 Church Lane Rd, Reading, PA. Pine Hill R V Park, 268 Old Route 22, Kutztown, PA. Holy Guardian Angels Regional School, 3125 Kutztown Rd, Reading, PA. Firehouse Coffee, 15877 Kutztown Rd, Maxatawny, PA. San Francisco Mini Market & Tacos, 4848 Kutztown Rd, Temple, PA. Sam’s Club # 8160, 5314 Allentown Pike, Temple, PA. JT’s Gourmet Delivery LLC, 3801 Hilltop Ave, Reading, PA. Fraternal Order of Police – Lodge # 71, 776 Mount Laurel Ave, Temple, PA. Trinity U.C.C., 27 Maria St, Rehrersburg, PA. Target #2529, 4599 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA. Royal Farms #402, 1340 Ben Franklin Hwy, Douglassville, PA. Moe’s Southwest Grill #1913, 1070 Berkshire Blvd, Wyomissing, PA.

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