By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Old food residue on blade, frame and blade guard of meat slicer, new owners at New Inn at Lackawaxen fail restaurant inspection

Old food residue on  blade, frame and blade guard of meat slicer, new owners at New Inn at Lackawaxen fail restaurant inspection

Lackawaxwn, PA

The New Inn at Lakawaxen

188 Scenic DR
Lackawaxen PA 18435
(570) 685-7061

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted a follow-up inspection on October 9, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations The New Inn at  Lakawaxen was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of two violations were found.

This visit was a follow-up to their inspection following a change in ownership. While “in compliance” for that August 28, 2019 the inspector, nonetheless, found five violations. The level of those violations were not serious enough to warrant the “out of compliance” designation.

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

  • Ambient temperature in the salad baine marie is 58*f; shrimp 54*f, cheese 56*f, cheesecake 53*f, pastry 58*f. Mold observed on some pastry. The food was disposed of by the bartender, approximately $120.00. The repair service will be called today. Shall maintain cold food at 41*f or below. Leaving food out too long at room temperature can cause bacteria (such as Staphylococcus aureusSalmonella Enteritidis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Campylobacter) to grow to dangerous levels that can cause illness. Bacteria grow most rapidly in the range of temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F, doubling in number in as little as 20 minutes. This range of temperatures is often called the “Danger Zone.”
  • Old food residue on the blade, frame and blade guard of the meat slicer. The slicer was disassembled for cleaning.



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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.