7 violations; Complaint sends inspectors to Qdoba Mexican Grill in Lancaster; Food prep and warewash areas of the food facility are extremely dirty and greasy

7 violations; Complaint sends inspectors to Qdoba Mexican Grill in Lancaster; Food prep and warewash areas of the food facility are extremely dirty and greasy

Lancaster, PA

Qdoba Mexican Grill

35 S WILLOWDALE DR STE 506
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-925-2993

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/10/2020 following the Department receiving a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Qdoba Mexican Grill in Lancaster was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

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

  • Food employees observed in food prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.Repeat violation.
  • The Person-in-Charge is not performing the duties as required by the PA Food Code to actively manage food safety in this non-compliant facility. Repeat violation
  • Observed dried food residue accumulation on the bulk food containers.
  • Observed grease and old food debris under the cooking equipment.
  • Dried food and grease residue on the shelf unit used to store plastic chip containers.
  • The splash guards on the hand wash sinks have dried food splatter and need cleaned.
  • The floor drain and the drain line from the self-serve soda unit has a slime type build-up and needs cleaned.
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed the drain line leaking at the three compartment sink.
  • Beef brisket was held at 114 °F, in the hot hold area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Corrected.
  • Food prep and warewash areas of the food facility are extremely dirty and greasy and in need of cleaning.