Williamsport, PA

Heller’s Market 1941 Lycoming Creek RD, Williamsport, PA 17701

(570) 323-9663

Update: January 24, 2019, 9:12AM, the article has been updated to reflect Heller’s refusing comment for this story

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture conducted a Retail Food Facility Inspection yesterday, January 23, 2019 at Heller’s Market in Williamsport. The inspector determined Heller’s Market was, “out of compliance” as a result of 7 violations found by the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services inspector.

This is the first time Heller’s Market was found, “out of compliance” although in an inspection on January 8, 2018 an inspector found four violations. No violations, however, were found following a complaint leading to a visit on December 22, 2017. visits by the Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services are unannounced and, while “in compliance” Heller’s Market was cited for eight violations on January 5, 2017.

The Pennsylvania Chronicle reached out to Heller’s Market and the business declined comment for this article. 

Comments from the inspection include:

  • Observed dust accumulation on the cooling fan guards in the walk-in cooler
  • Toilet rooms do not have a self-closing door
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked.
  • Observed food residue on the backside of the dishwasher doors
  • Slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch
  • Hot water for handsink shut-off due to leak and needs repaired
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed drain line leaking at the 3-compartment sink

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