By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

11 violations, Royal Farms on Rohrerstown Road in Lancaster bombs state inspection, hot water heater is not producing enough hot water to supply hand-wash sinks

11 violations, Royal Farms on Rohrerstown Road in Lancaster bombs state inspection, hot water heater is not producing enough hot water to supply hand-wash sinks

Lancaster, PA

 

Royal Farms on Rohrerstown Road in Lancaster

206 Rohrerstown RD
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-305-4808

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on October 1, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Royal Farms location in Lancaster was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. The inspection uncovered 11 violations.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • Observed food tongs being stored on the light fixture in the hot-holding area.
  • Food facility hot water heater is not producing enough hot water to supply hand-wash sinks at the time of this inspection.
  • A working container of degreaser was stored below the microwaves with food wrap and to-go containers. Working bottle of glass cleaner was stored directly on top of the soda box. Working spray bottle of sanitizer was stored hanging on a rack above gloves and straws. (creates possible contact with food)
  • Static dust (flour) observed on the ceiling and light fixtures above the flouring area.
  • Several metal and plastic food containers stored on the drying rack were greasy and not clean to sight and touch.
  • The hand-wash sinks located in the front area, in the back across from 3 compartment sinks, and in the restrooms do not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. The water was at 73 degrees at the time of the inspection.
  • Observed a bottle being stored in the hand-wash sink across from the 3 compartment sink, indicating uses other than hand washing.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Mops are not being hung to air dry.
  • The sliding door of the outside dumpster was open at the time of this inspection.
  • Observed standing water in the back area where the 3 compartment sink is located. Floor is not sloped to the drain and gray water collects in many areas in the back.

 

 

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There are over 26,000 eating and drinking establishments in Pennsylvania, and thousands more convenience stores,  grocery stores and schools required to be inspected by the Department of Agriculture and, in some cases, local government entities at least once a year. Out of more than 2,000 inspections each month only about 150 are found to be, “Out of Compliance.”

Violations leading to the Out of Compliance designation are more critical violations. Establishments can score a number of lower level violations without achieving the Out of Compliance designation.

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Don Shaw

Don Shaw journalist covering local news for The Pennsylvania Chronicle (717) 461-2107 don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com