Donut Connection in Hazelton flop inspection, 20-25 old rodent droppings observed

Donut Connection in Hazelton flop inspection, 20-25 old rodent droppings observed

Hazleton, PA


Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted March 21, 2019

175 N Cedar ST
Hazleton, PA 18201
(570) 455-1067

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services paid a visit to the Donut Connection on March 21, 2019, and found the restaurant, “out of compliance” with the Pennsylvania Food Code following an inspection they say found 9 violations.

In this most recent annual inspection the following comments were made supporting the violations cited by the Department of Agriculture:

  • Potential rodent harborage inside the food facility observed in the furnace room and dry storage area due to 20-25 old rodent droppings observed.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
  • Ice machine, a food contact surface, was observed to have dirt on the separator plate.
  • The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
  • Food facility in operation more than 90 days and has not employed a certified food employee as required.
  • Working containers in sink area, used for storing *chemicals, cleaners* taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.
  • Observed sugar stored directly on the floor in food prep area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Facility does not have available sanitizing solution for the 3 bay sink.
  • Observed food debris build up between table holding the microwave and ice machine.


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