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

York Rutters fouls inspection with 11 violations; “Panini cooking equipment, and hot holding drawer unit in the food order preparation area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation”

York Rutters fouls inspection with 11 violations; “Panini cooking equipment, and hot holding drawer unit in the food order preparation area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation”

York, PA

Rutters #1

1099 HAINES RD
YORK, PA 17402
717-757-0567

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/6/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Rutters #1 in York was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.
  • Sliced apples, celery/carrot cups, time temperature control for safety drinks were held at 50–52 °F, in the open air display cold holding, rather than 41°F or below as required. Approximately 12 lb of food voluntarily discarded. Valued by manager at $72.
  • Observed employee pour used/expired wiping cloth solution in the hand sink located in the customer order preparation area.
  • Floor under trash cupboards and equipment in the food order preparation area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.
  • Food storage containers and food pans stacked and stored as clean, food contact surfaces, observed to have sticker residue and are not clean to sight and touch.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the food order preparation area.
  • Observed food employee sweeping food preparation floor with a push broom. Only dustless cleaning methods should be used in a food facility.
  • Non-food contact surfaces such as cupboard handles, storage shelving, cupboard doors, not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.
  • Observed single use drinking cups, cup lids and straws stored inside cupboard under the fountain soda machine that were visibly wet/soiled. Items were discarded.
  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed panini cooking equipment, and hot holding drawer unit in the food order preparation area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation.
  • Observed food storage containers, in the clean smallwares storage area that are not clean to sight and touch.