By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Rodent droppings and dead insects, Mount Holly Springs Subway blunders state inspection twice this month, 7 violations

Rodent droppings and dead insects, Mount Holly Springs Subway blunders state inspection twice this month, 7 violations

Mount Holly Springs, PA


Subway Restaurant, Mount Holly Springs

(717) 486-8655

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced “Follow-up” retail food inspection on September 18, 2019. Follow-up inspections are conducted when a restaurant in determined “out of compliance” in an earlier inspection. Typically, the Follow-up inspection happens within a couple of weeks, a fact known to businesses subject to the retail food inspections process. The earlier inspection occurred on September 12, 2019.

As a result of this follow-up inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Subway in Mount Holly Springs was, again,  cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. In the earlier visit the inspector found “fruit fly like insects” and on this visit found both insects and the presence of rodents.

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

  • 5 to 10 fruit fly-like insects around the soda machine and mop sink area.
  • 20 to 30 rodent-like droppings under the sandwich cooler unit and under the soda machine.
  • Sani station was left from the night before with dirty knives
  • Observed two missing light shields in the kitchen area.
  • The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed utensils above the three bay sink with an accumulation of residue.
  • The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required.
  • Ceiling is missing in the mop sink room.
  • Observed holes in the wall under the soda machine cabinet, under the sandwich unit, under the cash register near the wall, and around the base of the wall in the mop sink room

Within the next couple of weeks the Department of Agriculture will conduct a Type 3 Inspection.

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Don Shaw

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