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

York’s Fig and Barrel Pub bumbles inspection with 12 violations, dirty dishes stored with clean dishes, cooking equipment/pans with encrusted grease and soil accumulation

York’s Fig and Barrel Pub bumbles inspection with 12 violations, dirty dishes stored with clean dishes, cooking equipment/pans with encrusted grease and soil accumulation

York, PA

Fig and Barrel Pub

25 W MARKET ST
York, PA 17401
717-850-0080

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/6/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Fig and Barrel Pub was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

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

  • Broken prep table door located at grill area
  • Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the prep table cooling unit.
  • Observed an accumulation of grease and food debris under and behind all cooking equipment.
  • Working containers of chemicals was stored above or on the same shelf with food Chemical bottles stored hanging on clean dish rack
  • Observed chemical stored on top of food product in the dry storage area
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed cooking equipment / pans, in the kitchen area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation.
  • Single-service filters in kitchen area, stored uncovered or not inverted at the coffee area.
  • Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in kitchen area which were not in the original protective package.
  • Cleaned and sanitized utensils located in kitchen area, are stored with food contact surfaces / food or lip area exposed to hand contact when retrieved by food employees.
  • Observed clean single-service items stored in storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • Scoops being stored on top of the dry storage containers in the dry storage area.
  • First aid supplies being stored in kitchen area, on top of plates, and a possible source of contamination.
  • Food ingredient storage containers, in the prep table area, is not labeled with the common name of the food.
  • Manual can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Observed dirty dishes stored with clean dishes on storage racks in the kitchen.
  • Food in the Avantco cooling unit and walk-in cooler area stored open with no covering.
  • Observed accumulation of grease and dirt on the food storage tray glides in kitchen. Accumulation of grease and food debris under grill area. Inside area of utensil storage container observed dirty. Outer area of the Avantco cooling unit is dirty to sight and touch.