Berks food safety inspections July 15 to July 28, 2020: Cooked chicken was held at 68.8 degrees instead of 135 degrees at one restaurant | Local News

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture keeps records of food safety inspections at restaurants and food vendors.

Berks County is divided into three jurisdictions: Reading, Muhlenberg Township and the rest of the county. The results will be posted every other week. All food vendors are inspected at least once a year. View any vendor’s last inspection report online. Click on the PDF version of the inspection report for all details.

If a food provider is labeled out of compliance, that means it has one or more violations that require a return visit by an inspector. The establishment is given time to fix the problem(s) and remains open for business.

Complaints can be filed online with the PDA.

Below are the results of inspections conducted between July 15 and July 28, 2020, that were filed in the state database as of July 30, 2020, at 3 p.m.

They include the inspector’s comments on violations.

Berks

Blue Mountain Family Restaurant, 24 Roadside Drive, Shartlesville , July 16: two violations. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in some reach in refrigerator equipment. Various food items in the freezer/walk in area stored open with no coverings.

Bouchette Vineyards Tasting Room, 9684 Old Route 22 , Bethel , July 16: no violations.

Historic Joanna Furnace, 1250 Furnace Road, Geigertown , July 16: no violations.

Mountain Springs Campground Store, 3450 Mountain Road, Hamburg , July 16: no violations.

Pop Top BBQ Mff4 Xhz0991, 4 Goodman St., Strausstown , July 16: no violations.

Renee Gibson, 371 Airport Road, Bethel , July 16: no violations.

Taco Bell, 905 Heritage Drive, Elverson , July 16: one violation. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

Aj’s Family Pizzeria, 204 Crossings Blvd., Elverson , July 15: two violations. Observed several cans of Hot Shot and RAID Roach spray, stored over 3 bay sink,not approved by manufacturer as approved for use in a food facility.COS by disposing of cans. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Facility ordered strips at time of inspection.

Boyers Food Market #3568, 410 N 3rd St., Womelsdorf , July 15: five violations. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Prepackaged salads in the produce case do not have ingredients of salads on container. (items removed to be labeled) Food facility inspection indicates evidence of heavy fly insect activity in bakery/deli areas, but facility is working on the problem with the pest control company. Customer self serve frozen shrimp scale at room temperature is not being cleaned and sanitized on a 4 hour frequency. (observed pieces of shrimp debris on scale plate) Corrected. Also metal knife boxes for clean knives in deli and bakery areas have dust, dirt build up on top where knives are inserted into box. Most of the store department areas of the food facility have a dirt residue build up along walls and corners of the facility and are in need of cleaning.

Burger King #0282, 4890 Perkiomen Ave., Reading , July 15: no violations.

CVS #2969, 2800 Conrad Weiser Parkway, Womelsdorf , July 15: no violations.

Dunkin Donuts #356064, 60 Farmers Drive, Fleetwood , July 15: two violations. Some working containers (spray bottles) in kitchen area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected. Scoop being stored in the ice machine with handle touching the ice. Corrected.

Family Dollar #7312, 1192 W. Penn Ave., Womelsdorf , July 15: no violations.

Johnny & Hons Smokehaus, 924 W Penn Ave., Robesonia , July 15: four violations. Some containers of foods in rear wing cooler were not date marked. Outside bar has large gaps that had food debris in that were attracting a heavy ant population along top of bar and soda gun area. Corrected. Fan box and ceiling area of the beer walk in cooler of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning. Heavy grease/food debris build up under grill/fryer area on cook line. Various foods, which were cooled, were not reheated for hot holding to 165°F for 15 seconds as required. Corrected.

Nutrition Works, 543 Franklin St., Womelsdorf , July 15: no violations.

Perry Restaurant, 11 Bellevue Ave., Shoemakersville , July 15: no violations.

Roby House, 124 E. Penn Ave., Robesonia , July 15: seven violations. Observed several food items stored in reach in refrigerator area, where it is subject to splash from leaking condensate water from top of cooler. Bucket placed underneath and food items moved from that area until repaired. Observed deeply scored bain marie cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Flooring in the kitchen/bar area is made of tiles that are broken/missing/roughened with exposed wood and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface that must be repaired. Assorted food was held at 50 °F, in the reach in cooler area, rather than 41°F or below as required. Several food items temped and discarded as needed. Some items moved to walk-in cooler. Loose/ripped rubber door gaskets observed on the reach in refrigerator cooling unit. Door frame and bottom of wooden walk-in cooler door in the basement area are moldy/deteriorated and subject to moisture and must be repaired. Area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.

Tsunami Shaved Ice, 6022 Morgantown Road, Morgantown , July 15: no violations.

Womelsdorf Beverage, 440 N. Third St., Womelsdorf , July 15: no violations.

Muhlenberg Township

Gettin’ Crabby at the Crab Barn, 2613 Hampden Blvd., , July 26: two violations. Food dispensing utensil in rice and flour, observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container. Corrected on inspection. Large floor fan – guard is dusty.

China House, 3215 N. Fifth Street Highway Suite 6, , July 24: one violation. Observed frozen food sitting at room temperature with outer edges no longer frozen to the touch, which is not proper slacking procedure. Refreshed with education about proper thawing.

Cross Roads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, , July 24: no violations.

KFC, 3120 N. Fifth Street Highway, , July 24: one violation. Ice machine interior panel was soiled.

Saint Marco Society, 4945 Commerce St., , July 24: no violations.

Subway Restaurant, 5370 Allentown Pike, , July 19: two violations. Certificate of person in charge (new manager) not posted. Certificate is posted for employee no longer employed at Subway. Food dispensing utensils in chip steak, and bulk baking powder observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container. Corrected on inspection.

Sunoco Bellevue, 100 W Bellevue Ave., , July 19: no violations.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #62, 4801 N. Fifth Street Highway, , July 19: no violations.

Wawa Food Market # 274, 3650 Pottsville Pike, , July 19: no violations.

Penn Dutch Poultry, 2934 N. Fifth Street Highway, , July 18: three violations. Floor area, underneath equipment and corners, of the food facility is dirty, and in need of cleaning. Per owner, floor replacement is scheduled within the quarter. Partition melamine boards are damaged/roughened in corners and are not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Raw chicken was held at 47.3°F, in the reach-in refrigerator while holding before frying, rather than 41°F or below as required. No time tracking in place.

Wegman’s Poultry, 2934 N. Fifth Street Highway, , July 18: two violations. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed cardboard being utilized as a shelf covering.

Boscov’s Greenery, 3050 N. Fifth Street Highway, , July 16: 10 violations. Ice cream dipper well for dipping utensils does not have sufficient velocity of water to flush particulates to the drain. Food prepared below overhead dust at exhaust hood duct work/pipes, and adjacent to kitchen fan (dusty). Cords and plugs dusty in food storage area. Reheating procedure for chicken, marinara sauce did not allow for reheating to proper temperature prior to properly holding the chicken and sauce on steam table. Two bain maries at cook’s station, one large and one small not holding food at proper temperature. Tuna salad was held at 48.6°F, rather than 41°F in the large bain marie, and coleslaw as held at 43.7°F, rather than 41°F below as required. Dish rack storage shelf, a non-food contact surface that is exposed to splash, spillage, moisture or other food soiling, is a piece of plywood, an absorbent and rough material, which cannot be properly cleaned. Cooked chicken was held at 68.8 °F, marinara sauce was held at 79.3°F in the steam table, rather than 135°F or above as required. Wooden handled utensils are not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Maintenance tools observed stored in food storage area. The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. White cutting board, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Out of compliance.

Reading

El Nuevo Amancer, 922 Penn St., July 20: no violations.

Paradise Island Smoothies, 733 Lancaster Ave., July 15: no violations.

Updates

The following reports for the period of July 1 to July 14, 2020, were added to the state’s database after July 16 and did not appear in the previous Berks food safety report.

Berks

Berks Encore-strausstown Center, 44 East Ave., Strausstown , July 14: no violations.

Burkholder’s Farm Market, 630 Topton Road, Kutztown , July 14: one violation. The handwash sink located in the hallway, near the back door is cracked/damaged. Observed dirty, standing water in the damaged area of the sink.

J A Buffet, 1752 Tilden Drive, Hamburg , July 14: 14 violations. Metal shelving racks in walk in cooler are rusted, have chipped paint and have a mold/food residue build up and must be cleaned and repaired. Observed ansul system and cook line equipment in the kitchen area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation. Drink ice in waitress stand stored in a bucket with no covering. Corrected. Food Facility Person in Charge not able to produce records showing that raw or partially cooked ready-to-eat fish has been frozen by the facility or approved supplier as required, before use or sale. No PH records for sushi rice. Observed deeply scored bain marie cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Old food residue build up on spray hose nozzle and handle of the prewash hose at the warewashing machine. Wooden 2×4’s used to support racks going across top of walk-in cooler are moldy and are subject to moisture and must be removed. Rear door located in the kitchen area of the food facility has a screen door with a gap and torn screens that does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Plastic spatula utensils used for cooking are deformed/chipped and misshapen from heat, and are not durable under normal use in the food facility. Corrected by discarding. Single-use, plastic take-out containers were being used as scoops in bulk flour/cornstarch bags. Corrected. Bain marie cutting boards have stagnant water/mold underneath. Corrected. A working container of *cleaner / sanitizer* was stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment, and/or single service articles in the waitress area. Corrected. An open employee’s beverage container was observed in cook line area, a food preparation area. Corrected. Observed several freezer foods stored directly on the floor in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.Observed various food stored in bain marie area, where it is subject to splash from ponding condensate water in bottom of bain marie. Corrected by moving food. Both ice machines have mold residue on top of interior bins and chute area. Pots used as scoops in flours and cornstarch bags have a heavy food residue build up on handles and scoop areas and must becleaned. Corrected. Out of compliance.

Midway Exxon & Food Mart, 321 Midway Road, Bethel , July 14: six violations. Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the reach in refrigerator, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Food facility person in charge does not have records to demonstrate routine inspection and service of backflow prevention devices and other water treatment devices. Ice machine filters are not dated with last date of service. Ice bin on ice machine has corroded non food grade metal strips at top of interior of the ice machine that are leaving rust stains down the sides of the ice bin and must be changed to proper material and bin cleaned. Bags of ice that are filled in the facility are not labeled with the source of bagged ice. Prepackaged grab and go sandwich food is not labeled to clearly indicate any “”Big 8″” allergen ingredients and/or the allergen warning statement, or name of product. Ice machine in storage room has metal ledges along side that are rusted and corroded and making rust run down the sides of machine and must be repaired to stainless steel and non corrosive. Hot food was held at 105 °F, on the hot dog roller area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Corrected. Out of compliance.

Antietam Valley Recreation Pool, 905 Byram St., Pennside , July 13: no violations.

Buca Di Beppo, 2745 Paper Mill Road, Wyomissing , July 13: six violations. Food facility does not have available method to verify the final rinse temperature at the hot water sanitizing dishwasher. 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. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the bain marie near the fryer. Corrected. There is a build-up of dirt, debris, and other items on the floor under the equipment in the dish washing area. Observed an accumulation of dirt/debris in the trench style floor drain in the dish washing area. There is a significant accumulation of dust/dirt on the ceiling (vents, ceiling tiles, light shields, cords) in the main kitchen area. Observed an accumulation of dust/dirt/some grease on the hood surfaces. The manager stated the hood is scheduled for cleaning next month. The grout between the floor tiles in some of the kitchen areas is deteriorating.

Chuck E Cheese #539, 2721 N. Meridian Blvd., Wyomissing , July 13: two violations. Door located in the back area of the food facility has a gap at the bottom and does not properly protect against the entry of pests. Some nozzles at the soda units, food contact surfaces, were observed to have residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Corrected.

Crestwood Pool Snack Stand, 20 Hearthstone Court PO Box 4141, Reading , July 13: no violations.

Ross Dress For Less #0519, 2757 Papermill Road, Reading , July 13: no violations.

Stone Bar Inn, 535 Frystown Road, Frystown , July 13: two violations. Water curtain in rear of ice machine has a residue build up and must be cleaned. Food facility has an employee that has taken food safety training program; however, the food safety program was not an ANSI/CFP accredited Certified Food Manager program.

West Wyomissing Fire Co #1, 2160 Cleveland Ave., West Lawn , July 13: two violations. Observed deeply scored bain marie cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

BLB Pizza, 740 Noble St., Kutztown , July 10: no violations.

Catering By John Lowe, 4629 Morgantown Road, Mohnton , July 10: no violations.

Durango’s Saloon, 120 E. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown , July 10: two violations. There is a condensation leak on the bottom left side of the Victory refrigerator. Chicken was observed stored open with no covering in the Continental Refrigerator. Corrected onsite.

La Cocina Mexicana Ii, 107 W. Main St., Kutztown , July 10: no violations.

Nitrogrill/Pitsid, 30 Stauffer Park Lane, Mohnton , July 10: no violations.

Old Village Inn, Mill & Main streets PO Box 465, Morgantown , July 10: two violations. Roof is leaking water in kitchen area, and is in need of repair. This leak is not over food preparation or storage areas. Food Handler certificate on display- food manager certification is required.

Ozgood’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 4 Lincoln Road, Kutztown , July 10: one violation. Plastic ice scoop at the ice machine in the basement is cracked near the handle. Corrected.

Quality Shoppe, 45 Constitution Blvd., Kutztown , July 10: no violations.

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