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

13 violations for Q’s Duke On Liberty; rodent type droppings, moist residue on the ice machine deflector plate, cigarettes on table food area

13 violations for Q’s Duke On Liberty; rodent type droppings, moist residue on the ice machine deflector plate, cigarettes on table food area

Lancaster, PA

Q’s Duke On Liberty

1002 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 14, 2020, following a complaint from the public. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Q’s Duke On Liberty in Lancaster was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

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

  • Food employees observed not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.
  • Lights are not shielded in the walk-in cooler.
  • The Person-in-Charge is not performing the duties as required by the PA Food Code to actively manage food safety in this facility. Repeat
  • The drain line for the downstairs ice machine, is not connected to the unit and stagnant puddled water observed on the floor.
  • Side exterior entrance door to the kitchen area has a gap on the bottom and does not prevent the entry of rodents or insects.
  • Food employee observed in food prep area, wearing bracelet on arm.
  • The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required.
  • The rubber floor/wall molding is not secured in the area of the three compartment sink.
  • Cigarettes, found on the table in the food area during the inspection.
  • Observed black moist residue on the ice machine deflector plate.
  • Observed dried food residue accumulation on the wall mounted potato cutter.
  • The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
  • Observed 10-15 rodent type droppings near the hot water heaters located in the basement area. Facility has a pest company but reports not available for review.
  • A gallon of cleaning type chemical was stored on top of the ice machine. Removed.