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Lehigh Valley restaurant inspections: October 22-28

Morning Call - 11/3/2017

Nov. 03--Here are the results of food safety inspections in Lehigh and Northampton counties for the week of October 22 to October 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.

Kindercare Learning Center

224 N 17TH ST ALLENTOWN, PA 18104

Date: 10/27/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Blade of #10 can opener was encrusted with food debris and had metal shards on it. Clean and sanitize this unit.

Inn at Maple Grove

2165 STATE ST ALBURTIS, PA 18011

Date: 10/26/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Shellstock tags did not have all of the required information. Harvest location and proper date (missing year) was lacking from the tags.

-Preset tableware is not wrapped, covered or inverted, or being removed at a frequency to assure tableware remains clean and sanitized. Corrected.

Wun Wu Express

225 HAMILTON ST Allentown, PA 18101

Date: 10/26/17

Inspection Type: Follow-up

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Food in the walk-in cooler stored open with no covering. Cover all foods. Raw chicken was stored above raw beef and pork in the cooler. Store raw chicken below raw beef and pork.

-Observed raw chicken thawing directly in three compartment sink which is not an approved thawing method.

Chipotle Mexican Grill

750 N KROCKS RD STE 201 Allentown, PA 18106

Date: 10/25/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Several cleaned metal insert pans, observed next to 3 bowl sink, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Corrected on site by recleaning at time of inspection.

Coplay American Legion

134 S 2ND ST Coplay, PA 18037

Date: 10/25/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Black mold like substance was observed on the diversion plate in the ice machine. Discard the ice and clean and sanitize the interior surfaces of the ice machine.

Coplay Saengerbund

205 S 5TH ST Coplay, PA 18037

Date: 10/25/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-A black mold like substance was observed in both ice machines. Discard the ice and clean and sanitize the interior surfaces of both ice machines.

Salisbury School District High School

500 E MONTGOMERY ST ALLENTOWN, PA 18103

Date: 10/25/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Mouth of CIP kettle on cook line, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected on site by cleaning and sanitizing

Hop's at the Paddock

1945 W COLUMBIA ST Allentown, PA 18104

Date: 10/24/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 3

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.

-Can opener tooth, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected on site by cleaning at time of inspection. Soda gun, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Ice machine hopper and internal mechanism, a food contact surface, was observed to have black slime residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected on site by disposing of ice on site, cleaning and sanitizing started at time of inspection. REPEAT VIOLATION FROM 2015

-The handwash sink located in the waitstation area does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. Hot water shut off valve is tightened due to drip in hot water. REPEAT VIOLATION FROM 2016

Melo Deli & Grocery

960 WALNUT ST Allentown, PA 18102

Date: 10/24/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-A food employee was observed donning a single use glove with out washing hands first. Hands must be washed prior putting on gloves. An employee was observed making a sandwich and then opening up the deli case, several times, to retrieve additional ingredients, then going back to making the sandwich, without washing his hands and changing his gloves before resuming the sandwich making. Wash hands and change gloves after performing tasks that could have contaminated hands, such as opening up equipment to retrieve additional ingredients.

Salvation Army Hospitality House

344 N 7TH ST Allentown, PA 18102

Date: 10/23/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Chicken and pork sausage, raw animal foods, were stored above ready to eat foods in the walk in cooler. Raw animal product must be stored below Ready-to-Eat food to prevent cross contamination.

-Lunch meat turkey and bologna were not marked with the date of opening. Potentially hazardous Ready-to-Eat food that is held more than 48 hrs must be marked with the date of opening and used or discarded with in seven days of that date.

Easton Food Market

250 LINE ST EASTON, PA 18042

Date: 10/27/17

Inspection Type: Follow-up

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Empanadas were held at 110°F, in a steam table, rather than 135°F or above as required. Follow the directions given to you on proper hot holding of food. Food was not in the unit for two hours and was reheated. *REPEAT VIOLATION*

Slate Quarry Hotel, Inc.

3101 Daniels RD NAZARETH, PA 18064

Date: 10/27/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed a chemical spray bottle, near the dishwasher, not labeled.**CORRECTED**

Touch of Thai

123 N 2ND ST EASTON, PA 18042

Date: 10/27/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Food employee was observed working in the kitchen, and was not wearing a proper hair restraint, such as a hairnet, hat, or visor. Correct practice immediately.

The Children's Garden

61 KUNKLE DR EASTON, PA 18045

Date: 10/26/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed a chemical spray bottle not labeled, stored on the floor under the manual warewash sink.**CORRECTED**

Top Star Express

1570 MAIN ST HELLERTOWN, PA 18055

Date: 10/26/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Ice dispenser unit interior lip and shielding have a build-up of pink slime like residue.

American Legion Post #724

217 N BROADWAYWIND GAP, PA 18091

Date: 10/24/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed an old food residue build-up on the the french fry slicer.**CORRECTED**

Bei Jing Garden

285 TOWN CENTER BLVD Easton, PA 18040

Date: 10/24/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-The hand wash sink in the hot line area was blocked by ware wash racks and not accessible at all times for employee use.

-Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked.

Cafe on Broadway

21 S BROADWAYWind Gap, PA 18091

Date: 10/24/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-An open employee's beverage container was observed on the food preparation table near the Bain Maire, a food preparation area.**CORRECTED**

CVS Pharmacy

1520 NORTHAMPTON ST EASTON, PA 18042

Date: 10/24/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-The interior of the walk-in cooler was observed to have milk residue and miscellaneous foods on the floor, and was not clean to sight and touch.

Forks Pizza and Grill

2011 SULLIVAN TRAIL RD Easton, PA 18040

Date: 10/23/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Cut vegetables, mayonnaise, and sandwich spreads foods were held at 46 °F, in the bain marie unit, rather than 41°F or below as required.

-Food employees observed in hot line area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.

Freedom High School

3149 CHESTER AVE BETHLEHEM, PA 18020

Date: 10/23/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Observed the upper interior white plate of the large ice machine had a build up of a black mold-like substance. Corrected.

Klein Farms Dairy Store

410 KLEIN RD Easton, PA 18040

Date: 10/23/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-The hand wash sink in the rear manual ware wash area was blocked by equipment and not accessible at all times for employee use.

Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection database

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