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

Factoryville restaurant, Bluebird on US-6 blows state inspection, Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety

Factoryville restaurant, Bluebird on US-6 blows state inspection, Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety

 

Factoryville, PA

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted March 14, 2019

 
The Bluebird 2 Diner
426 US-6
Factoryville, PA 18419

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services visited the Bluebird Diner 2 in Factoryville on March 14, 2019, finding the restaurant was, “Out of Compliance” with the Pennsylvania Food Code and citing the restaurant for 7 violations.  The Bluebird Diner 2 was in compliance at their annual inspection last year in March, despite being cited for 7 violations. In April 2017 the diner was, also, found, “Out of Compliance” with 13 violations.

Reviewers on Google score The Blue Bird Diner with an average 4.3 of a possible 5 stars.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations:

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Non-food contact surfaces dish machine not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.
  • Food Employee observed changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without a proper hand wash in-between. Reviewed proper procedure for corrective action.
  • Working containers in kitchen and waitress station, used for storing cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.
  • Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Set up manual sanitization until dish machine is repaired and sanitizing properly.
  • Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, or hats.
  • Non-integral cold plate device installed in ice bin and in contact with ice used for consumer beverages. PIC to discontinue practice.

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