Honesdale, PA


Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted January 23, 2019

Roman’s Famous Meats and Seafood

1002 Main ST, Honesdale, PA 18341


A visit from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services turned up a total of 11 violations and a determination the Roman’s Famous Meats and Seafood is not in compliance with state regulations for a retail food facility with the inspector saying the person in charged lacked the required food safety knowledge.

The inspector made the following comments in the report:

  • 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.
  • Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the Natural double door refrigerated equipment used for holding commercially packaged fish products
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection
  • Interior surfaces of the reduced oxygen packaging machine , a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch
  • Slicer food contact surfaces, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Slicers were not cleaned from the previous days use
  • Walk in cooler shelving, a food contact surface, was observed to have wet mold like residue accumulation and was not clean to sight and touch. Packaged food was in contact with liquid spillage
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the restroom area
  • A Food Employee was observed washing their hands at the three compartment ware washing sink rather than the designated handwash sink
  • Observed USDA ready to eat bacon, and Soppersatta reduced oxygen packaged by the food facility not dated with a ‘sell by’ or ‘use by’ date. Note use by date shall not exceed 30 days. Supplied and reviewed Reduced oxygen packaging guidelines for date marking
  • Observed walk in cooler equipment floor surfaces with an accumulation of dried food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces
  • Mold like substance observed on the walk in cooler fan guards
  • The handwash sink in the deli area was not functional and not accessible at all times for employee use. Hot and cold running water was shut off due to a leak
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed waste waster not draining in the employee hand washing sink deli area of the food facility
  • Several working containers of W D 40 and chemical cleaners were stored on the exterior top of the ice machine


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