By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

Rutters in New Freedom York County fails state food safety inspection- blackish moldy like substance forming along the top area of the caulking

Rutters in New Freedom York County fails state food safety inspection-  blackish moldy like substance forming along the top area of the caulking

New Freedom, PA

Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted February 13, 2019

Rutter’s #30
2 Broad Streeet, New Freedom, PA 17349
(717) 235-4042

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted a retail food safety inspection and cited 6 violations at the Rutter’s convenience store in New Freedom, York County.  Rutters was determined to be out of compliance with state food safety regulations.

The inspector made the following comments in the report following the February 13, 2019 unannounced inspection:

  • Observed caulking of three(3) compartment sink having a blackish moldy like substance forming along the top area of the caulking and in need of immediate replacement
  • Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the milk shake cooling unit
  • Mechanical warewashing equipment observed with large build up of filth and food residue on the inside and out, and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day
  • Observed floor / wall juncture in front dry stock area coving is missing/ coming apart and in need of repair at this time
  • Observed slushi and soft drink machines , in retail area, with an large accumulation of dust and dirt residue on non-food contact surfaces and in need of cleaning
  • Observed cappuccino and hot chocolate unit, in retail area, with an large accumulation of food residue, debris(inside area) non-food contact surfaces and in need of cleaning
  • Observed the entire inside area of sandwich prep unit, non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude large accumulation of dirt, soil and old food debris and in need of cleaning at this time
  • Observed flooring underneath refrigerator units within food prep area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning
  • Observed flooring of walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer and drain underneath three(3) compartment sink of food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning

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