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Pocono Pines, PA
Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant in Pocono Pines
Pocono Pines, PA 18350
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on October 4, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Van Gilder’s Jubliee Restaurant in Pocono Pines was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. A total of 9 violations were cited by the inspector.
The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:
- Old food residue on utensils in the tray above the salad baine marie adjacent to the soup hot holding table. The utensils were placed at the dishwasher for cleaning. Old food residue on the knives on the wall magnets in the prep room. The knives were removed for cleaning.
- Knives in the prep room were cleaned and not sanitized in the single bay sink in the prep room. The knives were taken to the dishwasher for cleaning.
- Preset tableware is not wrapped, covered or inverted, or being removed at a frequency to assure tableware remains clean and sanitized.
- Working container on the rack by the ice machine, used for storing chemicals/cleaners taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. The contents could not be identified and the bottle was emptied.
- Pulled pork 126*f and Shakshuska (tomato based) sauce 77*f holding in the warmer prior to being reheated to 165*f or above. The food was reheated in the oven to above 165*f. Shall reheat potentially hazardous food to 165*f or above, within two hours; prior to placing in a hot holding unit. Shall maintain hot food at 135*f or above.
- Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available in the salad baine marie, adjacent to the soup hot holding unit.
- Old food residue on the bottom of the wing sauce refrigerator in the basement.
- Duties of the person-in-charge are not being followed as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
- Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.
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There are over 26,000 eating and drinking establishments in Pennsylvania, and thousands more convenience stores, grocery stores and schools required to be inspected by the Department of Agriculture and, in some cases, local government entities at least once a year. Out of more than 2,000 inspections each month only about 150 are found to be, “Out of Compliance.”
Violations leading to the Out of Compliance designation are more critical violations. Establishments can score a number of lower level violations without achieving the Out of Compliance designation.