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

Slimy residue inside the “water” nozzle at each soda station; Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lancaster hit for 12 violations

Slimy residue inside the “water” nozzle at each soda station; Kentucky Fried Chicken in Lancaster hit for 12 violations

Lancaster, PA

 

Kentucky Fried Chicken

1535 MANHEIM PIKE
LANCASTER, PA 17601
(717) 569-5094

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on September 11, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due the severity of the specific violations the KFC was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations.

The Department visited the restaurant as recently as August 28, 2019, following a complaint from the public finding no violations at the restaurant.

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

  • Observed tape and / or plastic wrapped and tied around a leaking portion of plumbing beneath the middle bowl of the 3 compartment sink.
  • Observed a tan slimy residue inside the “water” nozzle at each soda station.
  • Old food residue and grease on several metal food containers and cookie sheets all stored as clean on the storage rack.
  • Opened bottle of oven cleaner stored next to single-service lids and containers in the back.
  • Residue build-up inside the bowl of the hand-wash sink.
  • Grime observed on the doors of both restrooms.
  • Water leaking from a pipe beneath the middle bowl of the 3 compartment sink.
  • The floor grout in the dish washing area is eroding leaving space for standing water and food crumbs to collect.
  • Several cracked, broken, and missing floor tiles throughout the facility.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed clean food equipment on the storage rack in the dish washing area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).
  • Mops are not being hung to air dry.
  • Food employees observed preparing food, not wearing beard covers.
  • Ceiling tiles are missing exposing insulation and air-ducts over the drying rack, and need to be replaced.
  • The back wall of the dumpster corral is bowed, cracked, and broken.