14 inspection violations for Castillo’s Bakery in Hazelton; Equipment has build up of flour dust / grime due due to lack of cleaning

14 inspection violations for Castillo’s Bakery in Hazelton; Equipment has build up of flour dust / grime due due to lack of cleaning

Hazleton, PA

Castillo’s Bakery

20 N Vine ST
HAZLETON, PA 18201
570-455-8080

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/12/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Castillo’s Bakery was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 14 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • 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 reach-in coolers are not being date marked.
  • 2 entry doors to the outside, located in the front retail sales area and the side entrance of the food facility is not self-closing and/or is being propped open. (permits access to vermin)
  • Floors in food prep area have build up of traffic dirt and old food debris.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Raw chicken was stored above ready to eat foods in the bain marie cooler unit located near the front sales area.
  • Observed food items stored directly on the floor in back bakery reach in cooler rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Equipment in food prep area has build up of flour dust / grime due to not being cleaned at a frequency to preclude build up.
  • Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.
  • Post can opener has a build up of old food debris on the blade.
  • Filters are missing in hood system.
  • Food employees observed in bakery area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid.The facility has 90 days to have an employee obtain a valid Food Managers Certification good for a 5 year period of time. Upon receipt of the certificate the owner will mail a copy of the certificate to the PA. Department of Agriculture,Region 3 office, PO BOX C , Tunkhannock PA 18657. The owner will note the name and address of the facility on the copy of the certificate before mailing.
  • No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the prep or restroom area to remind food employees to wash their hands. Signs were provided to owner during this inspection.