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Berks food safety inspections found evidence of rodent activity in 2 areas of a 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 March 13 and March 26, 2024, that were filed in the state database as of March 28 at 3 p.m.

Berks

Adams & Bright Drugstore, 306 State St., Hamburg, March 26: no violations.

Daniel Boone Area Schools Amity Intermediate, 200 Boone Drive, Douglassville, March 26: one violation. Observed a build-up of residue on the non-food contact surface of the ice machine.

Dollar General #18310, 103 N. Monocacy Creek Road, Douglassville, March 26: one violation. Severely dented can item observed in the canned food aisle area and intended for use or sale in the food facility. Corrected.

Exeter Twp. School District Junior High School, 151 E. 39th St., Reading, March 26: one violation. Black box fan being used in the dishwashing room has an accumulation of dust.

Exeter Twp. School District Reiffton Elementary, 4355 Dunham Drive, Reading, March 26: no violations.

Exeter Twp. School District Senior High School, 201 E. 37th St., Reading, March 26: no violations.

Malizzi Cakes & Pastries Mobile Unit Mff2 (Xpw-6057), 1203 Old Swede Road, Douglassville, March 26: no violations.

Mimi’s Place, 242 Crossings Blvd. Suite C-11a Elverson, Pa 19520, March 26: no violations.

Red Robin, 125 Wilderness Road, Hamburg, March 26: one violation. Non-food contact shelves (2) in the expo area were observed with excessive debris accumulation. Corrected.

River Rock Academy @ Amity Primary Center, 2144 Weavertown Road, Douglassville, March 26: no violations.

Sheetz #256, 554 Shoemaker Ave., Shoemakersville, March 26: no violations.

Square One Hamburg, 71 Industrial Drive, Hamburg, March 26: one violation. Chocolate milk refrigerated ready to eat time/temperature control for safety food was held beyond the manufacturer’s expiration date in the walk-in cooler self-serve shelf. Corrected.

Jersey Mike’s Subs, 2733 Papermill Road Suite X10, Wyomissing, March 25: two violations. Souffle cup without a handle observed stored in a bulk bin of salt. Corrected. Employees backpack and sweatshirt were observed in dry storage area on top of cases of chips, and not stored in dressing rooms or identified storage area as required. Corrected.

Latin Taste, 1665 State Hill Rd Unit 970, Wyomissing, March 25: three violations. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the mop sink faucet. Working container (spray bottle) in kitchen area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Little Italia Pizzeria, 1665 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, March 25: six violations. Observed large bins of cheese stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Corrected. Observed cardboard being used to line the shelves in the walk-in cooler. Metal shelving in the walk-in cooler is becoming rusty. Observed dirt/debris on the floor and shelving in the front and back areas. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the kitchen area. Corrected. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent activity in front and back areas. Facility needs to continue with pest control program.

Mission BBQ Wyomissing, 1775 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, March 25: four violations. Food employees observed in cookline area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers. Corrected. Crushed graham crackers in a storage container in the dry storage area, is not labeled with the common name of the food. Corrected. Food contact surface of fryer baskets (2) and one spatula are not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Corrected. Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in clean dish storage area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). Corrected.

Ray’s #1 Pizza, 1665 State Hill Road, Wyomissing, March 25: three violations. Condenser fan covers in the walk-in cooler have an accumulation of dust/dirt. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the kitchen area. Corrected. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent activity in front and back areas. Facility is continuing their pest control program.

Schaeffer Catering LLC Mff4 (Xpv4848), 40 W Pine St., Fleetwood, March 25: no violations.

Alsace Manor Fire Co Social Quarters, 1 Antietam Road, Temple, March 22: no violations.

Tipsy Times, 2295 E. Main St., Douglassville, March 22: no violations.

Violet Vintage Wine Company, 107 Shartlesville Road, Bernville, March 22: no violations.

Dollar General #1058, 15260 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, March 21: no violations.

Hamburg Area School District Perry Elementary, 201 Fourth St., Shoemakersville, March 21: two violations. One dented-on-the-seam canned item observed in dry storage area and intended for use or sale in the food facility. Corrected. Working squeeze bottle in dish area, used for storing pink cleaner taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Haven Farmstead, 233 Main St., Shoemakersville, March 21: no violations.

Jukebox Cafe, 535 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown, March 21: one violation. Prepackaged cinnamon buns are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts.

Marisol’s Bakery & Cafe, 2903 Pricetown Road, Temple, March 21: five violations. The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. Beef was held at 125 °F, chicken was held at 114 °F in the front counter area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Observed cold holding equipment, in cookline area, with an accumulation of encrusted food residue, and debris on non-food contact surfaces. The handwash sink for employees located in the dish area, is not convenient and easily accessible, as evidenced by the observed lack of proper handwashing by employees. Corrected. Spray bottle with yellow liquid at the front counter area, that was taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected. Out of compliance.

Tommy’s Italian Pizzeria & Restaurant, 3674 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood, March 21: two violations. Cup without a handle observed in container of spice. Corrected. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips for the dish machine or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Waterman Meat Market, 97 Springhill Road, Hereford, March 21: two violations. -Food employee was observed in the deli area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, or hats. Corrected. A food employee was observed touching Deli meat, a ready to eat food – with bare hands. Corrected.

American Legion Post #217, 133 Centre Ave., Topton, March 20: two violations Interior of ice machine kick plate observed with black organic matter in the bar area. Spray bottle in dish area, used for cleaning and taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Bowers Hotel, 298 Bowers Road, Bowers, March 20: three violations. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the cookline area. Corrected. Floor below the fryer at the cookline has a build-up of debris and grease and is in need of cleaning. Two spray bottles in the server area, used for storing chemicals, taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Brandywine Heights Middle School, 200 W. Weis St., Topton, March 20: three violations. Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the walk-in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Food contact surface of clear insert pans from salad bar are not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Corrected. Observed one deeply scored cutting board not resurfaced or discarded as required. Corrected.

Brandywine Heights School District Elementary School, 445 W. Barkley St., Topton, March 20: no violations.

Brecknock Elementary School, 1332 Alleghenyville Road Rt 568, Knauers, March 20: no violations.

Jenny Lyn’s, 1540 Alleghenyville Road, Mohnton, March 20: no violations.

Tony’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 15 N. Home Ave., Topton, March 20: four violations. Scoop being stored in the ice machine with handle touching and/or buried beneath the ice. Corrected. One fryer basket located in the fryer area, is not in good repair or condition. The handwash sink in the kitchen/prep area was blocked by many cardboard boxes and not accessible at all times for employee use. Corrected. Two spray bottles in the dish area, used for storing chemicals and taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Turkey Hill Minit Market #115, 4443 New Holland Road, Mohnton, March 20: no violations.

Wert’s Beverages LLC, 204 W. Franklin St., Topton, March 20: no violations.

Paradise By The Slice, 69 Penn Ave., Wernersville, March 19: four violations. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration at the dishwasher. The slicer in the lower prep kitchen, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected. Light bulbs are not shielded or shatter proof in front of the pizza ovens. Working container (spray bottle) in the pizza kitchen area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Berks CTC-East Campus, 3307 Friedensburg Road, Oley, March 18: no violations.

Fleetwood Pizza, 34 W. Main St., Fleetwood, March 18: six violations. Observed food items stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the sandwich bain marie. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Observed an accumulation of grease/dirt/dust/old food debris on the floor under the cooking equipment, on hood surfaces, ceiling tiles and on/around the mixer in the back area. The handwash sink in the kitchen area was blocked by dishes and was not accessible at all times for employee use. Observed cardboard being utilized as a floor covering

Mama Licha Mexican + Italian Restaurant, 14949 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, March 18: two violations. Observed cases of food stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration

Masa Hibachi & Sushi, 2733 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, March 18: no violations.

Oley Valley Community Benefit Association, 3257 Friedensburg Road, Oley, March 18: no violations.

Oley Valley School District (Elementary), 3257 Friedensburg Road, Oley, March 18: no violations.

Oley Valley School District (Hs), 17 Jefferson St., Oley, March 18: no violations.

Oley Valley School District (Middle), 3247 Friedensburg Road, Oley, March 18: no violations.

Rita’s Water Ice, 850 Golden Drive Suite 12, Blandon, March 18: two violations. Three compartment sink does not have an adequate air gap of at least 1 inch, between the water supply and flood rim of the sink. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Corrected.

The Shop On Main Street, 29 W. Main St., Fleetwood, March 18: no violations.

Third And Spruce Drafthaus, 238 S. Third Ave., West Reading, March 18: no violations.

Trinity Bible Fellowship Church, 220 Main St., Blandon, March 18: one violation. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.

Vietnamese Delights Mff4 (Zwj-1137), 371 Hain Road, Reading, March 18: no violations.

West Reading Elementary, Fourth Avenue & Chestnut Street, West Reading, March 18: no violations.

Acec Farm & Market, 469 Adams Hotel Road, Shoemakersville, March 15: no violations.

Backwoods Brothers Authentic Texas Cuisine, 272 S. Fourth St., Hamburg, March 15: four violations. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Observed table equipment, in kitchen area, with an accumulation of dirt, food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces. prep table legs, fryer/grill equipment have a heavy food debris, splash residue build up and must be cleaned. Observed cardboard being utilized as a floor covering. Floor behind and below fryer and grill is observed with excessive debris and grease build-up and the wall behind the prep table is observed with excessive debris build-up, and in need of cleaning.

Lou Ees Pizza, 500 Hawk Ridge Drive Suite 6, Hamburg, March 15: five violations. Souffle cup without a handle was observed being stored in a container of oregano. Corrected. Observed chicken wings cooling at room temperature on the shelf by the pizza oven, which is not a proper cooling method.Corrected. Back door to the outside, located in the prep area of the food facility is not self-closing and/or is being propped open. Corrected. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the employee restroom. Corrected. Spray bottle observed with bleach water had a label that was not readable. Corrected.

Redner’s Quick Shoppe #28, 6719 Bernville Road, Bernville, March 15: no violations.

Sunoco, 1223 Pottsville Pike Shoemakersville, Pa 19555, March 15: three violations. Hot dogs a refrigerated ready to eat time/temperature control for safety food, in the walk-in cooler was not compliant with datemarking by being labeled with a discard or use by date of no more than 7 days and requires discarding. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. The handwash sink in the self-service food area does not have single use towels or air-drying device.Corrected.

Top Star Express #0031, 2588 Bernville Road, Reading, March 15: one violation. Sliced deli meat observed thawing at room temperature on the counter in the prep area, which is not an approved thawing method. Corrected.

B’s Hamburg Sweet Treats, 234 State St., Hamburg, March 14: two violations. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. One spray bottle in dish area used for storing sanitizer was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

C & C Pizza, 92 Main St., Strausstown, March 14: two violations. 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 and reach-in coolers are not being date marked. Mops are not being hung to air dry.

Ci Hamburg Superstore Lounge, 1635 Mountain Road, Hamburg, March 14: one violation. Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the kitchen area.

Chatty’s, 3130 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood, March 13: two violations. Cup without a handle observed stored in a container of pepper. Corrected. Floor behind grill has an excessive build-up of grease and is in need of cleaning.

Gourmand Cafe (Wyo), 945 Berkshire Blvd Ste 103 Wyomissing, Pa 19610, March 13: four violations. Observed several food items stored directly on the floor in the dry storage room, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Multiple food items were held at 50-55 °F, in the 2-door refrigerator in the kitchen, rather than 41°F or below as required. All items that need to be kept refrigerated were thrown away during this inspection. Observed single-service, single-use articles (such as foil catering pans) stored in back hall area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.Wall in the back hall is damaged and is in need of repair.

Leesport Diner, 5407 Pottsville Pike, Leesport, March 13: no violations.

Muhlenberg School District Middle School, 801 Bellevue Ave., Laureldale, March 13: one violation. Souffle cup without a handle observed inside spice container. Corrected.

Redner’s Quick Stop #74, 8381 Allentown Pike, Reading, March 13: three violations. Can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected. Mops are not being hung to air dry. Spray bottles in mop sink area taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected.

Muhlenberg Township

None recorded.

Reading

None recorded.

UPDATES

The following reports for the period of Feb. 28 to March 12, 2024, were added to the state’s database after March 14 and did not appear in the previous Berks food safety report.

Berks

Dunkin, 1123 Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville, March 12: four violations. Food contact surface of two insert pans is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching. Corrected on site. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in reach-in cooler in beverage preparation area. Non-food contact surface of the spray nozzle of the three-compartment sink was not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Grout in front of the in-use ice bin is observed missing and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface, which is allowing standing water and food debris build-up in that area.

Hereford Elementary School, 1043 Gravel Pike, Hereford, March 12: no violations.

Subway, 214 Crossing Blvd., Elverson, March 12: three violations. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Front service area hand wash sink observed with hot water turned off. Corrected. Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed backroom hand wash sink leaking at the valve.

Subway #36061, 955 Ben Franklin Highway Suite 5, Douglassville, March 12: two violations. Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Floor across from walk-in cooler in back prep area has an accumulation of debris build up at coving, in need of cleaning.

Wal-Mart Supercenter #3501, 100 Crossings Blvd., Elverson, March 12: two violations. Sliced deli meat (2 packages) were held at 46 °F, in the center display case area above the load limit rather than 41°F or below as required. corrected. Mops are not being hung to air dry next to the ice cream freezer.

Washington Elementary School, 1406 Route 100, Barto, March 12: no violations.

Boyertown Area Schools Earl Elementary School, 22 School House Road, Boyertown, March 11: no violations.

Colebrookdale Elementary School, 1001 Montgomery Ave., Boyertown, March 11: no violations.

Cottage Bakery & Cafe, 236 W. Main St., Kutztown, March 11: four violations. Raw marinated chicken observed out of date in reach-in cooler. Corrected. Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Corrected. Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required. Women’s toilet room is not provided with a covered waste receptacle for sanitary napkins.

New Pied Piper Diner/Restaurant, 1605 Route 100, Barto, March 11: no violations.

Papa Johns #3074, 828b Route 100, Bechtelsville, March 11: three violations. The fan guards in the walk-in cooler have observable dirt and dust like build up. The nozzle at the 3-bay sink has a build up of old food like splatter. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view. The handwash sink in the back prep area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device.

Shepherd’s Touch Farm, 233 Gunhart Road, Mohnton, March 8: one violation. The floor area of the retail food facility is extremely dirty and in need of cleaning.


Source: Berkshire mont

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