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

Lancaster’s Olde Hickory Grille bumbles inspection; “Observed green and white mold on the underside of the shelves in the walk-in cooler”

Lancaster’s Olde Hickory Grille bumbles inspection; “Observed green and white mold on the underside of the shelves in the walk-in cooler”

Lancaster, PA

Olde Hickory Grille

709 OLDE HICKORY RD
LANCASTER, PA 17601
717-581-5183

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 30, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Olde Hickory Grille was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

  • Diced ham, mushrooms, cheese, cooked sausage, feta cheese, blue cheese, turkey, sliced tomatoes, chicken salad, tuna salad, garlic butter, salmon, hot dogs, raw turkey bacon, tsatziki sauce, yogurt, pancake batter was held at 61 – 65°F, in the sandwich station, rather than 41°F or below as required. This unit is holding an ambient temperature of 60 degrees F. Temperature control for safety food are not permitted to be stored until the unit is holding a proper temperature of 41 degrees F. or colder.
  • Observed green and white mold on the underside of the shelves in the walk-in cooler.
  • Observed old food residue on metal food containers stored on the rack for clean equipment. Old food residue observed on the inner rim of the meat slicer.
  • Observed pink and black residue up inside the ice maker.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Raw scallops observed stored above cooked meatballs in the walk-in cooler.
  • Observed a substantial amount of old food, trash, and residue on the floor beside and under the sandwich unit, the flat grill, and the two fryers.
  • No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the restroom for the small eating area to remind food employees to wash their hands.
  • Observed water leaking from the middle bowl of the 3 compartment sink.
  • Torn rubber door gaskets observed on the small drawer-style cooling unit.