Lehigh Valley restaurant inspections: April 22-28

Here are the results of food safety inspections in Lehigh and Northampton counties for the week of April 22-28.

The inspections listed here are those that fall under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, as well as those county and local health departments that have elected to post results in the department’s statewide inspection database.

The inspections cover restaurants, cafeterias, food markets, processors and other food establishments. To read full reports on each inspection, visit https://www.pafoodsafety.pa.gov/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx

The violations listed here are those that are classified as “Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions,” which can result in illness if not corrected. There are other violations not listed here that are classified under “Good Retail Practices.” Visit the link above to see the full list of violations among all categories.

Disclaimer: According to the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Laboratory Services division, “inspections are a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. Also, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded but are often corrected on the spot prior to the inspector leaving the facility.” For more information on how the inspections are conducted, view a list of FAQs.

LEHIGH COUNTY

Top Diner

1019 UNION BLVD Allentown, PA 18109

Date: 4/26/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Observed in the upstairs walk in refrigerator, that raw ground beef was stored above prepared jell-o. Any type of raw animal meat must never be stored above any ready to eat food product is to set up specific shelves for the storage of various food products. See food storage hierarchy information.

-In the upstairs walk in refrigerator, food that was prepared was placed into the refrigerator without any type of date markings as to when the food was prepared and the use by date. ALL foods are to be marked with the above listed information.

MSB Inc

1227 AIRPORT RD Allentown, PA 18109

Date: 4/24/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-The hot hold cabinet near the register was holding food that was not 135 degrees. The food was recently made. The food was taken out of the wrap, and brought up to temperature in a microwave. Food was returned to the cabinet, and the temperature control for the unit was increased to provide a hotter temperature for hot holding.

Redners Quick Shoppe

1135 AIRPORT RD Allentown, PA 18109

Date: 4/24/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed that the units that dispense products(creamer machine, coca machine, and the soda dispenser< have films and food debris built up on the nozzles. The nozzle on all of these units are to be taken off, washed, rinsed, and sanitized. They are to be with an increased frequency in the future.

1-Stop Lehigh Mart

1240 LEHIGH ST Allentown, PA 18103

Date: 4/23/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Paper towel dispenser is empty at the handwash sinks in the bathroom and at the 3 bay sink. Supply hand wash sinks at all times with paper towel.

-Soap was not available at the handwash sink located next to the 3 bay dish sink.

Happy Sandwich

123 S 7TH ST Allentown, PA 18101

Date: 4/23/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 3

Inspector Comments:

-Old food residue and a dish was observed in the handwash sink, indicating uses other than hand washing. Hand wash sinks can only be used for hand washing.

-Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, is not being date marked. Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours must be date marked for six days from the date of preparation, totaling seven days. The product must be discarded or sold after that date.

-Raw fish was observed being stored over cooked rice. Store all raw meat and fish below or separate from cooked and ready-to-eat foods.

La Casa del Chimi II

147 N 7TH ST Allentown, PA 18102

Date: 4/23/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 6

Inspector Comments:

-The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

-Raw ground beef was stored next to cut tomatoes that were being used on sandwiches in the bain marie. Separate raw animal proteins from ready to eat foods such as sliced tomatoes. Tomatoes were discarded, product was moved.

-Cut squash stored open in the produce storage area open with no covering. Once cut, produce must be covered to prevent contamination.

-Observed rice and potatoes stored directly on the floor in produce storage area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. All food must be stored at least 6 inches off the floor as required.

-Several products, including tripe, pork, and chicken were held at temperatures of 107, 98, & 85F. All hot held product must be held above 135F. Product was out of temperature less than 4hrs and was promptly reheated to above 165F.

-Chicken, which was cooled, was only reheated to 85°F for hot holding and not 165°F for 15 seconds as required. When reheating, food must reach a temperature of 165F for at least 15 seconds. Food was reheated in the oven to above 165F.

Linden Mini Market

100 N 2ND ST Allentown, PA 18101

Date: 4/23/18

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Baby food and baby formula on shelf for sale well past expiration date. Do not sell expired baby formula or food.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

Villa Grande Pizzeria

225 W Northampton ST Bath, PA 18014

Date: 4/23/18

Inspection Type: Complaint

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 3

Inspector Comments:

-Deli slicer, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Facility agreed to break unit down and clean it prior to reuse. Observed knives and a pen stored in a container on cookline with old food debris- Corrected on site by pulling container and items and cleaning.

-Raw beef was stored above ready to eat foods in the merch cooler in the kitchen area. Corrected on site by relocating. Par-cooked chicken in the rear storage room flip top freezer stored open with no covering.

-No handwash sink conveniently located in the kitchen. Facility was notified this must be provided. A staging sink with dishes etc, will be used as a temporary handwash sink until one has been installed. During this period of time the sink may be used only for handwash. No papertowels located at handwash sink.

Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection database

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