Applebee’s in East York inspection; 20-40 “clean” stainless steel pans having old caked on food reside/spalsh/soil inside of pans, 5 violations

Applebee’s in East York inspection; 20-40 “clean” stainless steel pans having old caked on food reside/spalsh/soil inside of pans, 5 violations

East York, PA

Applebee’s Restaurant

101 NORTHERN WAY
EAST YORK, PA 17402
717-755-8681

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 5/4/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Applebee’s Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

  • Observed prep tables(shelving), non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil at the time of inspection.
  • Refrigerator door gaskets soiled with old food and dirt debris and in need of cleaning.
  • Observed flooring within walk-in freezer and dry storage area of the food facility is extremely dirty with trash, old food and dust debris and in need of cleaning.
  • Ceiling vents within juice/drinks prep area heavily soiled with static dust debris and in need of cleaning.
  • Observed hood vents and suppression lines over-top of grill area, heavily soiled with grease and black soot and in need of cleaning at this time.
  • Inside bottom shelving of numerous refrigerator units, having an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue and debris at the time of inspection and in need cleaning.
  • Observed sides/top/bottom/wheels of fryers locate on cooks line with encrusted and solidified grease and soil accumulation.
  • Observed numerous clean dishes stored inside of dirty containers and in need of cleaning.
  • Knives and holder, a food contact surface, was observed to have old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Observed entire inside area of microwave units (7) located on cooks line, having large accumulation of food splash and old encrusted food material and in need of cleaning at this time.
  • Numerous clean stainless steel pans(20-40) having old caked on food reside/spalsh/soil inside of pans and in need of immediate cleaning.
  • Observed slicer/dicer, a food contact surface, having old food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.