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

Lancaster Royal Mart flubs inspection, slimy residue on the dispenser of the orange slushie machine, compartment sink is filthy and is not being cleaned prior to the wash

Lancaster Royal Mart flubs inspection, slimy residue on the dispenser of the orange slushie machine, compartment sink is filthy and is not being cleaned prior to the wash

Lancaster, PA

Royal Mart

2270 NEW HOLLAND PIKE
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-656-6117

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/3/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Royal Mart on New Holland Pike was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

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

  • The 3 compartment sink is filthy and is not being cleaned prior to the wash/rinsing/sanitizing of equipment.
  • Slimy residue on the dispenser of the orange slushie machine.
  • Soap was not available at the hand-wash sink in the back.
  • Extreme amount of clutter in the basement: old food equipment stored on the floor, single service articles stored on the floor, equipment clutter not conducive to the business.
  • Observed an extreme amount of clutter in the upstairs area: old, dirty, food equipment, several unplugged coolers with food still inside them creating odors, old food and food equipment still with food residue on them, TCS condiments stored in containers in coolers that are no longer operating, tools and chemicals stored with food and food equipment, food crumbs and debris throughout the back area.
  • Bottles of hand detergent stored on top of food equipment in the back
  • Observed glass cleaner stored with soda and food equipment in the back.
  • Observed ice cream stored directly on the floor in the walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Trash and litter in and around the outside dumpster corral.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink in the back.
  • Observed maintenance tools stored with food and food equipment in the back.
  • Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in the basement directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • Mops are not being hung to air dry.

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Don Shaw

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