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Pop Pops in Peckville Inspection: 7 violations, does not have adequate knowledge of food safety

Pop Pops in Peckville Inspection: 7 violations, does not have adequate knowledge of food safety

Peckville, PA


Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted January 22, 2019

Pop Pops Mini Mart

439 Main ST PECKVILLE, PA 18452

A visit from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services turned up a number of issues for Pop Pop’s Mini Mart in Peckville as the inspector of the retail food facility was found to be out of compliance as a result of 7 violations on January 22, 2019.

This is the second consecutive year Pop Pop’s didn’t make the grade with the last regular inspection on February 13, 2018 also finding 7 violations and determining Pop Pop’s out of compliance. 

On this most recent visit the inspector made the following comments in a report:

  • Pizza and deli hoagies area retailed off sales counter at ambient room temperature. If time rather than temperature is used as public health control then TCS foods shall be marked with a time that is 4 hours past the time the food was removed from temperature control and disposal must be made at that time. Also written records shall be kept daily on disposals.
  • Food residue observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than handwashing
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection
  • Sponges observed in the prep area being used to clean food contact surfaces
  • Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats
  • Open carton of raw shell eggs stored above cooked ready-to-eat food in the refrigerator
  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the deli case, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened


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