Lancaster’s Water Street Rescue Mission hit by state, “Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent and insect activity”

Lancaster’s Water Street Rescue Mission hit by state, “Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent and insect activity”

Lancaster, PA

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted March 12, 2019

WATER STREET RESCUE MISSION210 S Prince STLancaster, PA 17603(717) 393-7709The Water Street Rescue Mission was visited by city a retail food facility inspector on March 12, 2019. The area of the homeless shelter responsible for food preparation was found to be, “out of compliance” with state food safety regulations.The facility located at 210 South Prince Street in Lancaster claims on its website, “We’re well-known as providers of food and shelter for the homeless, but we go beyond that to create healing communities where lives are transformed.”During the inspection the facility was hit for two violations, both involving the vermin. The inspector made the following comments:

  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent and insect activity. The facility is working with a pest control program.
  • The door located between the food prep area and the loading dock has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

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