Hand sink not accessible, no soap; Peking Chinese in Quarryville flubs inspection with 12 violations

Hand sink not accessible, no soap; Peking Chinese in Quarryville flubs inspection with 12 violations

Quarryville, PA

Peking Chinese Restaurant in Quarryville


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 4, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Peking Chinese Restaurant in Quarryville was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

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

  • Cleanliness of Hands-Food employees could not follow proper hand washing procedures-no soap available at the hand wash sink. Corrected.
  • Food tray sitting on the hand wash sink and not accessible for employee use. Repeat violation.
  • Observed cut and whole vegetables stored in old raw chicken shipping boxes.
  • Two fly strips placed above the food prep table.
  • Time in lieu of temperature being used as a control for potentially hazardous foods, (egg rolls and shell eggs) without documentation to verify disposition of food.
  • Cutting board on the bain marie unit had dried food residue present.
  • The Person-in-Charge is not performing the duties as required by the Pa Food Code to actively manage food safety in the facility. Repeat violation.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Grease accumulation on the wall behind the cooking equipment.
  • Observed grease accumulation on the sides and under the fryers.
  • Raw beef was stored above raw vegetables in the walk-in cooler. Repeat.
  • Food (egg rolls,chicken) in the walk-in cooler stored open with no covering.
  • 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 walk-in cooler, is not being date marked. Repeat violation.
  • Moist residue accumulation observed on the walk-in cooler condensing unit fan covers.