Inspection of Lancaster Burger King finds 13 violations; Pink slime on the ice maker deflector plate, crates for rolls are grimy

Inspection of Lancaster Burger King finds 13 violations; Pink slime on the ice maker deflector plate, crates for rolls are grimy

Lancaster, PA

Burger King

330 ROHRERSTOWN RD
Lancaster, PA 17601

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 the Burger King on Rohrerstown Road was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

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

  • Observed an accumulation of grease build-up on the exhaust over the fryers.
  • The green crates for rolls (from another facility) are grimy.
  • Observed old food residue on the underside of the pass-through where food is prepared.
  • Observed single-service, single-use articles (straws) stored in the storage area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • The sliding door of the outside dumpster was open at the time of this inspection.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Several food containers, condiment nozzles, spatulas, and tongs, were greasy and not clean to sight and touch.
  • Observed pink slime on the ice maker deflector plate. Observed a black residue up inside the ice maker.
  • Observed a mold-like residue on the fan guards of the walk-in cooler.
  • The hand-wash sink located in the women’s room does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand-wash sink near the ice maker.
  • An open employee’s beverage container was observed stored above the “make” station, a food preparation area.
  • Observed a white liquid in the hand-wash sink near the ice maker, indicating uses other than hand washing.
  • The spigot of the hand-wash sink near the ice maker leaks occasionally.
  • Observed a working container of sanitizer on top of the small cooling unit up front.
  • Observed an ice build-up on the condensing unit in the walk-in freezer. The frozen condensate has dripped onto boxes and bags of food subjecting food to possible contamination.