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Disclosure: Remember that any inspection is a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded but are often corrected on site prior to the inspector leaving the establishment.

City of Reading

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Muhlenberg Township

Infinito's Pizza Buffet

3023 N 5th Street - 11/5/2022

Food dispensing utensil in sugar/observed with handle not above the top of the food. Corrected on inspection. Handwashing sink at dough press area may contaminate dough with splashes. Sink guard required to prevent splashes. The can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected on inspection. Bain marie gaskets and base shelf soiled. Observed walls in dough press area with soil accumulation. Utensils observed stored with handles in different directions which may be an opportunity for contamination when reaching in for utensils (touching the food contact portion of the utensil). Walls at the dough press area is not an easily cleanable surface with peeling surface of FRP boards. Mops are not being hung to air dry.

PAUL KEAGY & SON

2934 N 5th Street - 11/5/2022

Wooden base boards in the walk-in refrigerator, are not smooth, non-absorbent, and resistant to moisture damage. Working container of chemical used for cleaning, taken from bulk supply, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected on inspection.

Met-Ed

2800 Centre Avenue - 11/3/2022

Prepackaged food is not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts. Prepackaged food is not labeled to clearly indicate any "Big 8" allergen ingredients and / or the allergen warning statement.

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PA Dept. of Agriculture

ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER

2500 BERNVILLE RD - 10/28/2022

Gallons of milk being used in coffee kiosk were beyond the use/sell by date and require discarding. Corrected. Observed clean food bowls in clean dish rack area, stored uncovered or not inverted. Warewashing sink prerinse hose nozzle has a food residue build up and must be cleaned. Open rack of cookies/fruit staged in kitchen with top tray open/exposed without protective covering. Corrected. Spray hose brush nozzle for food prep sink has a food residue/mold build up around nozzle head and handle area.

BASIN STREET HOTEL

42 E MAIN ST - 10/27/2022

Shelves in the walk-in cooler have an accumulation of dirt/debris.

GRIND

45 S Reading AVE - 10/27/2022

Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration at the dish machine. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required at the cook line ban maries. Observed excessive food and grease debris on the cookline equipment and floors. Observed ceiling tile missing in the kitchen, and needs replaced. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent activity in the host areas. Rodent droppings observed at the host counter area. Dish machine sink has a hose attachment that is hanging below the flood rim of the sink and not an appropriate air gap. No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the food prep and host areas to remind food employees to wash their hands. Corrected.

UPTOWN ESPRESSO BAR

466 W MAIN ST - 10/27/2022

The handwash sink in the kitchen area was blocked by coffee equipment and was not accessible at all times for employee use. Corrected. Water valves turned off at handwash sink in the kitchen area. Corrected. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration at the 3-compartment sink. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. The handwash sink in the kitchen area does not have single use towels. Corrected.

JOE'S KWIK MARTS (#1045) EXXON

2855 PERKIOMEN AVE - 10/24/2022

Out of Compliance: Observed four gallons of milk offered for sale beyond the sell by date of 10/20/22. There were also two half gallons of chocolate milk offered for sale beyond the sell by date of 10/16/2022. Observed two unopened, bulk packs of cheddarwurst sausages in the walk-in cooler with obvious mold on the products. Food facility has sanitizer test strips at the 3-compartment sink, but the container is damaged and the strips are not easily accessible. Corrected. Some soda nozzles and the ice chute at the soda unit, food contact surfaces, were observed to have residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Plastic clam shell containers for the hot dogs are not stored inverted to protect the food contact surface. Food facility has lost its certified food employee over 3 months ago and has not replaced the certified food employee as required. Roof in the storage area behind the front counter is leaking water and is in need of repair.

DAIRY QUEEN #10296

4399 Penn Ave. - 10/28/2022

Change of Ownership Inspection: Interior of topping reach in refrigerator has a build up of spilled toppings at fan/motor shelf area. Hot water at hand sink in food prep area was turned off due to leaking faucet. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of fruit fly insect activity in kitchen areas. Topping bins on front line area stored open with no covering. Lids taped open. Tape must be removed so lids close. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Splash guard areas of frozen dessert machines and blender spindle have a build up of old splash debris residue and must be cleaned. Side door located in the dining room area of the food facility has a large center gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES

209 W MAIN ST - 10/27/2022

The interior of the ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have some residue and was not clean to sight and touch.

KUTZTOWN FIRE COMPANY

310 NOBLE ST - 10/27/2022

Observed in-use knives and /or cleavers stored between table edges, an area not easily cleaned & sanitized. Corrected. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Outside grease handling unit is extremely dirty.

FLANAGAN'S PUB

41 W LANCASTER AVE - 10/26/2022

Observed produce and shellfish food stored directly on the floor in walk in cooler area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Corrected. Prerinse hose nozzle handle has a build up of food/grease residue and must be cleaned. Also machine has spilled food and grease in frame area of machine. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Flooring under cook line has excessive grease/food debris under equipment. Also Pipes and flooring under warewashing sinks in bar and kitchen have mold build up. Observed Bain marie equipment, in cook line area, with an accumulation of dirt, food residue, debris around top at rear of flip top lid and mold on interior shelving and walls that must be cleaned. Also salad/dressing bain marie have mold around door frame gasket area. Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in clean dish area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). Corrected.

ARBY'S #5229

15506 KUTZTOWN RD - 10/27/2022

Follow Up Inspection: The water softener is still leaking water in the corner and is causing a sludge build up and loosened wall tiles in that area. This issue must be addressed. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the under-counter/drawer unit. The floor / wall juncture at the walk-in cooler and mop sink area is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch. All new coving tiles are gapped and also floor in front of mop sink has a large gap.

DANIEL BOONE MIDDLE SCHOOL

1845 WEAVERTOWN RD - 10/27/2022

Observed clean dish racks stored on the floor in the dish area. Corrected. Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Corrected. Mechanical warewashing equipment had old food buildup observed inside the sprayer nozzle. Corrected.

RUTTER'S #92

15475 Kutztown RD - 10/27/2022

Food facility does not have available sanitizer test to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

SHUBERTS BEST

5836 Four Point RD - 10/27/2022

Complaint Inspection: Prepackaged sandwiches pulled from freezer to customer case were not date marked with a sell by date. The handwash sink located in the front counter area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. REPEAT VIOLATION. The water temperature of the wash compartment of the manual warewashing equipment is less than 110°F, as required. REPEAT VIOLATION.

CHEF DAVID'S FOOD & FRIENDS

105 Evans AVE - 10/25/2022

Out of Compliance: Bare wood studs (2x4's) used for the divider wall are not smooth, non-absorbent. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in one of the large display cases. The slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. The handwash sink in the kitchen area was blocked by bottles and was not accessible at all times for employee use. The handwash sink in the kitchen area does not have single use towels or an air drying device. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in kitchen areas. Facility may need to increase the frequency of their pest control service. A working container of window cleaner was stored on the same shelf with food in the kitchen area. Corrected. Hood filters have a heavy accumulation of dirt, grease. Some of the take-out containers are not stored inverted to protect the food contact surface. Plastic spoons in the Italian ice area are not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched when dispensed.

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