Following March change of owner, Mountville Family Restaurant blows state food safety inspection with 18 violations, In-use tongs stored on the oven handle making contact with the trash can

Following March change of owner, Mountville Family Restaurant blows state food safety inspection with 18 violations, In-use tongs stored on the oven handle making contact with the trash can

 

 

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted

MOUNTVILLE FAMILY RESTAURANT

350 HIGHLAND DR
Mountville, PA 17554
(717) 522-1155

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted its first full unannounced inspection on August 27, 2019, since a change in ownership in March. After the visit issued a report with 18 violations along with the determination the restaurant is, “out of compliance” with state food safety regulations.

Among the violations cited, the inspector noted:

  • Observed the CFM’s (certified food manager) open beverage container on the food preparation table in the kitchen.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Food Employee did not follow proper hand washing procedure. Soap was not used.
  • The Person in Charge has failed in their managerial duties by not controlling food safety in this food establishment.
  • Food employee and the CFM observed preparing food, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (chili, soups, tuna salad) prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, are not being date marked.
  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (deli meats, cheese), located in the small cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.
  • No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen to remind food employees to wash their hands.
  • Observed a bottle of headache medicine stored above a food preparation table.
  • Food Employee observed changing tasks (working in the basement with gloves on), the employee came upstairs and started preparing food without a proper hand-wash and donning new gloves.
  • Food Employee (CFM) observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.
  • The CFM was observed touching toast and bagels – a ready to eat food – with bare hands.
  • Soup and chili were held at 101 and 120°F, on the steam table, rather than 135°F or above as required.
  • Observed tape (not approved for repair) wrapped around a cracked control dial on the slicer.
  • Plumbing leaking from beneath the hand-wash sink.
  • Observed old food residue inside many metal food containers stored as clean on the dish rack.
  • Old food residue on the inner rim of the slicer and on the can opener blade.
  • Ceiling tiles around the air-exhaust vents in the eating area stained brown and black from moisture.
  • Beef thawing above cabbage in the walk-in cooler.
  • Raw shell eggs stored above deli meats and Canadian ham in the small cooler.
  • In-use tongs stored on the oven handle making contact with the trash can.
  • Observed two open containers of dough stored directly on the floor beneath the oven, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Raw shell eggs were held at 77°F for an unknown amount of time, next to the flat grill, rather than 41°F or below as required.

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Don Shaw

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