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Lehigh Valley restaurant inspections: October 15-21

Morning Call - 10/27/2017

Oct. 27--Here are the results of food safety inspections in Lehigh and Northampton counties for the week of October 15 to 21.

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.

Rincon Liniero

546 N 7TH ST ALLENTOWN, PA 18102

Date: 10/20/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Raw chicken and vegetables were being stored open with no covering in the basement walk in refrigerator. All food product must be stored covered to prevent contamination.

-The hand wash sink in the basement prep area was blocked by a box. Hand wash sinks must remain accessible at all times for employee use.

Wertz Cafe

515 N 18TH ST Allentown, PA 18104

Date: 10/20/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-A food employee was observed touching cut lemons with bare hands.

-Food was not cooled from 135 to 70 Degrees F within 2 hours. Food was discarded. Will change cooling methods to smaller containers in ice baths.

A-1 Grocery Store

601 N 9TH ST Allentown, PA 18102

Date: 10/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 3

Inspector Comments:

-The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code as evidenced by incorrect responses to food safety questions.

-Pastellos held at 109°F, rather than 135°F or above as required.

-Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the food prep area.

Clover Hill Vineyards

1825 W CHEW ST Allentown, PA 18104

Date: 10/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Unpasteurized grape juice is being sold without a warning label stating that it is unpasteurized and that it may be hazardous to at risk populations. Put warning labels on all unpasteurized juices.

Winstons West Indian and American Restaurant

619 N 7TH ST ALLENTOWN, PA 18102

Date: 10/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Observed tripe thawing at room temperature in a container, which is not an approved thawing method.

-Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the kitchen area.

Bar Association of Lehigh County

1114 W WALNUT ST Allentown, PA 18102

Date: 10/16/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Mold was observed on the splash board inside of the kitchen ice machine. Discard the ice and clean and sanitize the inside of the ice machine.

Mayuri Indian Cuisine

1162 MACARTHUR RD Whitehall, PA 18052

Date: 10/16/17

Inspection Type: Complaint

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 3

Inspector Comments:

-Observed several uncovered containers of food in refrigerators. Corrected, however this is a repeat violation.

-Observed raw chicken in the food prep area with an internal temperature of 92°F. The person in charge stated the chicken was frozen, and had been thawed under hot water. All was discarded.

-The person in charge stated the raw chicken observed in the food prep area with an internal temperature of 92°F had been thawed under hot water. Proper thawing methods were explained.

Sim's Quality Market

2401 WALBERT AVE ALLENTOWN, PA 18104

Date: 10/16/17

Inspection Type: Follow-up

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Prepackaged * food is not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts. Facility instructed to pull items from sale if not properly labeled. Corrected on site.

Buffalo Wild Wings

3798 DRYLAND WAY EASTON, PA 18045

Date: 10/20/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed a black residue on the interior (upper, back corners) of the ice bins at the drink stations.**CORRECTED**

Joseph Liberati Intermediate School

5438 Route 378 Bethlehem, PA 18015

Date: 10/20/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed several dented number ten cans of mandarin oranges in the dry storage area intended for use in facility. Corrected.

Kidspeace National Centers

1620 BROADWAY BETHLEHEM, PA 18015

Date: 10/20/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed the metal diverter in the manitowoc ice machine, a food contact surface, had a build up of pink mold-like substance. Corrected.

New Yo Po

14 CROWN PLAZZA Easton, PA 18045

Date: 10/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 0

Inspector Comments:

-The handwash sink in the back food preparation area was blocked by boxes and not accessible at all times for employee use.**CORRECTED**

Chrissy's Steak Shop

3063 WILLIAM PENN HWY Easton, PA 18045

Date: 10/18/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed a black residue on the interior of the ice machine.**CORRECTED**

New Imperial Chinese Restaurant

3059 WILLIAM PENN HWY EASTON, PA 18045

Date: 10/18/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Food Facility Person in Charge not able to produce records showing that raw or partially cooked ready to eat fish has been frozen by the facility or approved supplier as required, before use or sale. **Letter is not current (within last 12 months). Owner was e-mailed a current letter from Supplier (Taiyo Food International, Brooklyn, NY).**CORRECTED**

Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection database

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