Complaint sends inspector to Family Dollar in Lebanon; Rodent droppings observed on food pet food shelves- Repeat violation

Complaint sends inspector to Family Dollar in Lebanon; Rodent droppings observed on food pet food shelves- Repeat violation

Lebanon PA

Family Dollar

306 Cumberland St
Lebanon, PA 17042

The City of Lebanon Board of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/11/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Family Dollar was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 3 violations were found.

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

  • Main door located in the entrance area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
  • Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility due to rodent droppings being observed on food shelves and on the pet food shelves. Pet food shelves need to be monitored closely for spilled pet food which will attract rodents.
  • The entire building cannot be inspected properly for two reasons. The back room storage area is so full of an excessive amount of stock that the area cannot be inspected. Sections of the building that are or were apartments need to be accessed so that they can be inspected.
  • Electrical panels in the back room storage area are blocked.

Lebanon Family Dollar inspection: “rodent droppings on shelves thorughout the store, rodent droppings observed on several shelves of human food and pet food”