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

Golden Wall Chinese Restaurant in Gap blows inspection with 11 violations; cutting utensils stored clean with dried food residue, mildew type residue on the fan covers

Golden Wall Chinese Restaurant in Gap blows inspection with 11 violations; cutting utensils stored clean with dried food residue, mildew type residue on the fan covers

Gap, PA

Golden Wall Chinese Restaurant

5360 LINCOLN HWY STE 11
GAP, PA 17527
717-442-0929

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 15, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Golden Wall Chinese Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • Food employees could not follow proper hand washing procedures due to the sink covered with dirty cutting boards.
  • Observed small plastic single-use containers being used as scoops in bulk food containers, scoops need to have handles.
  • The Person-in-Charge is not performing the duties as required by the PA Food Code to maintain active managerial control of food safety in this facility. Repeat violation
  • Raw chicken was stored above ready to eat foods in the walk-in cooler. Corrected.
  • Observed cutting utensils stored clean with dried food residue and not clean to sight and touch. Corrected.
  • Working container of a cleaning type chemical, was not marked with the common name of the chemical.
  • An open employee’s beverage container was observed on the hot holding table.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food(egg rolls, cooked chicken) prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked.
  • Food facility does not have available quaternary sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of the three compartment sink.
  • Dried food residue accumulation observed on the shelves in the walk-in cooler.
  • Observed a mildew type residue on the fan covers of the walk-in cooler condensing unit.
  • The hand wash sink was blocked by two dirty cutting boards and not accessible at all times for employee use. Corrected.

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