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Berks food safety inspections found dead cockroaches at southern county restaurant

Berks County is divided into three jurisdictions: Reading, Muhlenberg Township and the rest of the county. Reading and Muhlenberg Township have their own food safety inspectors and the rest of the county is inspected by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspectors.

The results will be posted every other week. All food vendors are inspected at least once a year. Other inspections can be triggered by a change of owner, a follow up if a facility had been out of compliance or by a complaint filed with the PDA.

View any vendor’s last inspection report online. Click on the PDF version of the inspection report for all details.

If a food provider is labeled out of compliance, that means it has one or more violations that require a return visit by an inspector. The establishment is given time to fix the problem(s) and remains open for business.

Below are the results of inspections conducted between May 25 and June 4, 2024, that were filed in the state database as of June 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Berks

Panera Bread #1684, 4395 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, June 03: one violation. Observed an accumulation of old food debris/dirt on the shelves at the front counter and on the rolling wire carts near the middle of the front prep line. Some surfaces of the soda unit and the surrounding surfaces (wall, counter) in the dining room area have a build up of residue.

Pizza Hut #037139, 4207 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, June 03: three violations. The bottom surface of the mop sink is damaged and is no longer a smooth, easily cleanable surface. There is an accumulation of dirt/ debris on the floor and walls in the dishwashing area. Observed a build-up of dirt/dust on the condenser fan covers in the walk-in cooler.

Sammy’s Steaks & Fries #1 (Xp-57581) (Mff3), 410 Penn Ave., West Reading, June 03: three violations. The potato slicers, food contact surfaces, were observed to have dried food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Owner dismantled them for cleaning. Floor/wall area near the door is deteriorating and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Part of the ceiling in this unit is damaged.

Sammy’s Steaks & Fries #3 (Xp-57582) (Mff3), 410 Penn Ave., West Reading, June 03: no violations.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #053, 2450 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, June 03: no violations.

Maria Cortes Mondragon At Willow Glenn, 94 Park Ave., Reading, June 02: no violations.

Bella’s Subs & Pizza, 1912 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, May 31: no violations.

Berkshire Heights Fire Co, 808 N. Park Road, Wyomissing, May 31: two violations. The fryer baskets and a baking tray, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. This will be corrected today. Observed grease puddling on top of the fryer covers and grease residue on the wire shelving unit next to the fryers.

Cloud Nine Cafe, 84 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, May 31: three violations. Some shelving is lined with aluminum foil. This is not a durable, cleanable material. Observed a spill and some old food debris on the floor under the shelving in the walk-in cooler. Plastic tableware near the front window and near the register is not displayed in a manner so that only the handles are touched when dispensed.

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, 17 Clover Hill Lane, Robesonia, May 31: no violations.

Homewood Suites By Hilton, 2801 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, May 31: two violations. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the 3-compartment sink faucet and the drain line for the handwash sink. Working container (spray bottle) in breakfast area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Aldi #182, 1065 Woodland Road, Reading, May 30: no violations.

Becca’s Gourmet Coffee & Donuts, 845 B Woodland Road, Wyomissing, May 30: no violations.

Chipotle #4975, 15 Maplewood Drive, Douglassville, May 30: one violation. Cold hold units on both service lines not working. Line in front of store has no power going to it. Walk-in cooler not working properly. Refrigeration unit does not work. Out of compliance.

Joyful House, 180 Old Swede Road Suite 1, Douglassville, May 30: seven violations. The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Raw meat and seafood stored in Bain Marie uncovered and in contact with other foods. Corrected. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Observed an accumulation of old food, dirt and debris on the floor under the cook line, around the mop sink and 3-bay sink and around the water heater and shelving in the kitchen. Observed the fan covers and ceiling in the walk-in cooler to have an accumulations of dust and debris. Observed the floor of the walk-in freezer to have an accumulation of old food and food residue. Back screen door located in the kitchen area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Observed 2 dead cockroaches in a box of cleaning chemicals. No live activity observed. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Out of compliance.

Munchiez Food Truck Mff3 (Xng 8397), 3909 Reiff Place, Reading, May 30: no violations.

Rita’s Italian Ice #156, 3104 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, May 30: no violations.

Stoltzfus Luncheonette, 845 B Woodland Road, Wyomissing, May 30: two violations. Wall corner in the slicer area is rough and unfinished and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Ceiling tile missing above the slicer area needs to be replaced.

Thaiwat Restaurant, 1145 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing, May 30: four violations. Observed some food items stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Observed a build-up of dirt/debris in the drain under the dishwasher. There is an accumulation of loose dirt and rust on the shelving in the walk-in cooler. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of insect activity in kitchen and server areas. Facility may need to increase the frequency of their pest control program. Working containers (spray bottles) in front area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Wendy’s #19306, 2717 Meridian Blvd., Wyomissing, May 30: three violations. Air compressor for the beverage machine observed leaking at the time of inspection. Damaged boxes observed on below shelving. Condensate observed leaking in the walk-in freezer. Accumulation of ice observed on the floor. *PIC stated requests have been filed with corporate to repair noted issues. Toilet in the women’s restroom is out of order at the time of inspection. *PIC stated plumber has been contacted for repairs. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the men’s restroom. -Automated paper towel dispenser battery needs replacement (non-operational) in the women’s restroom.

Dyn-A-Mite Auctions, 14040 Kutztown Road, Fleetwood, May 29: one violation. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Corrected.

Esterly’s Sandwich Shop, 479 Fleetwood Road PO Box 84, Bowers, May 29: no violations.

Ken Grill Pool Snack Bar, 730 High Blvd. PO Box 113, Reading, May 29: one violation. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.

Ledgerock Golf Club Club House, 1 Greenbriar Drive, Mohnton, May 29: five violations. Observed four severely dented canned items observed in dry storage are that are and intended for use in the food facility. Corrected. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Observed two cutting boards on the cook like and 2 cutting boards used at the bar that need to be resurfaced or replaced. Observed clean food utensils in dishwashing area, stored uncovered or not inverted. Corrected. The handwash sink in the bar area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air-drying device. Corrected. Mops are not being hung to air dry.

Moselem Springs Golf Club, 684 Eagle Road, Fleetwood, May 29: five violations. Observed cases of food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in freezer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Observed cases of to go food packaging stored directly on the floor in dry storage area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. 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. Four rubber spatulas were observed chipped and cracked this food contact surface is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Corrected. The handwash sink in the kitchen was blocked by a ladder and not accessible at all times for employee use. Corrected. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the kitchen area. Corrected.

Reading Coffee Roaster, 316 W. Main St., Birdsboro, May 29: one violation. The gap between the 3-compartment sink and the wall is not sealed.

Saucony Cafe, 100 Constitution Blvd., Kutztown, May 29: no violations.

Shady Mountain Market, 219 Dryville Road, Fleetwood, May 29: no violations.

The Barn At Flying Hills, 13 Village Center Drive, Reading, May 29: no violations.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #126, 4 S. Center Road Po Box 536, Leesport, May 29: one violation. Observed five gallons of milk offered for sale beyond the sell by date of 5/26/2024. Corrected.

Burts Farms, 1110 Route 100, Bechtelsville, May 28: two violations. Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Corrected. Three 16 oz. containers of milk that were expired on May 24,2024 were observed in the refrigerator on the sales floor. Corrected.

Greenhouse Kitchen, 105 Evans Ave., Wyomissing, May 28: one violation. Bare wood and drywall surfaces on the back side of the two newly installed wall sections are not non-absorbent, easily cleanable.

RJ Sweet Zee’s Ice Cream Mff3 (Zmg-4046), 94 Hunter Road, Oley, May 28: no violations.

Target #1222, 2769 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, May 28: no violations.

Washington Grille & Pub, 1063 Route 100, Bechtelsville, May 28: six violations. Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety foods prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerators throughout the facility, are not being date marked. Food contact surface of prep table (table is observed covered with a disposable plastic table cover) is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of the bar sanitizer sink and the dish machine. Manual slicer and can opener, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Floors in the prep area and dry storage area is made of laminate flooring and is cracked / roughened / and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Several windows, in the prep and cookline areas, are open, unscreened, and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

Muhlenberg Township

Cross Roads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, three violations. Multiple food prep/work areas with open food/personal beverages. Corrected on inspection. Multiple bulk bins food dispensing utensil observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food. Corrected on inspection. Multiple top shelf salad bar items held at 43.2 °F, rather than 41°F or below as required. Corrected on inspection. Multiple refrigeration units at cook’s station at 44.9°F, rather than 41°F or below as required.

Reading

Glenside Magnet School, 501 Lackawanna St., June 03: no violations.

Central Middle School, 215 N. 12th St., May 30: no violations.

Thomas Ford Magnet School, 901 Margaret St., May 30: no violations.

 

UPDATES

The following reports for the period of May 8 to May 24, 2024, were added to the state’s database after May 28 and did not appear in the previous Berks food safety report.

Berks

Tapia’s At Willow Glenn, 94 Park Ave., Sinking Spring, May 19: one violation. Handwash station was not set up at the time of this inspection. Corrected.

Muhlenberg Township

Stoltzfus Soft Pretzels, 2934 N. Fifth Street Highway, May 23: three violations. Food dispensing utensil in multiple bulk food bins observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food. Observed wet wiping cloths in prep area, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Observed floor fan in prep area with an accumulation of dust. Soda machine filter dusty.


Source: Berkshire mont

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