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Approx 250 old dried rodent droppings on shelving with chips; Jodon’s Country Place in Spring Mills fumbles state inspection

Approx 250 old dried rodent droppings on shelving with chips;  Jodon’s Country Place in Spring Mills fumbles state inspection

Spring Milles, PA

Jodon’s Country Place

112 W FIREHALL RD
PO BOX 23
SPRING MILLS, PA 16875
814-422-8198

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Jodon’s Country Place was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the deli case, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Agent provided date marking handout.
  • Food facility does not have available Quaternary sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration
  • Observed large amounts of peeling paint on multiple walls of the facility.
  • Observed approximately 250 old dried rodent droppings on the shelving used to display prepackaged chips and snacks. Agent discussed self inspection of facility for droppings and possible chew marks on prepackaged foods.
  • Raw hamburger patties repacked by firm offered for sale in the reach in freezer are not labeled with safe handling instructions. Agent provided information on safe handling instructions.
  • Raw eggs stored above RTE foods in the reach-in milk cooler.
  • Prepackaged raw hamburger patties are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts. Agent provided labeling handout.
  • Floors throughout facility are made of unsealed wood, and is not durable, smooth, non-porous, and non-absorbent.