Manheim Cheema Farms fumbles inspection; “Observed bedding and clothing materials in the food facility, indicating use of the food facility as living or sleeping quarters”

Manheim Cheema Farms fumbles inspection; “Observed bedding and clothing materials in the food facility, indicating use of the food facility as living or sleeping quarters”

Lancaster,  PA

Cheema Farms

2965 Lebanon Rd
Manheim, PA 17545

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/14/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Cheema Farms was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

In general remarks the inspection said in the report:

The only hot food being offered were commercially made heat and serve sandwiches that were on display in a hot hold case. The case was filled over 4 hours prior to the inspection and the items were not at the correct hot hold temperature of 135°F. These were voluntarily discarded.

There was a mattress on the floor in the prep area used for the operators child. The child had access to all portions of the food establishment. The operator resides in the facility as evidenced by the presence of a bed in the office and personal food in the refrigerator, at a time when the store is not preparing any food.

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

  • Observed bedding and clothing materials in the food facility, indicating use of the food facility as living or sleeping quarters.
  • Observed personal food, ingredients, and leftovers in the refrigerator of the food facility, indicating use of the food facility as personal living quarters.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Sandwiches were held at 105-110°F, in the self serve area, rather than 135°F or above as required.
  • Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required.
  • Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the bath room area.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the hand wash sink in the bathroom area.