Weiser’s Market in Lititz hit with 12 violations pink slime build-up in hand sink in deli prep area, cheese and meat slicers are not being cleaned once a day rather than once every 4 hours as required to prevent bacteria growth

Weiser’s Market in Lititz hit with 12 violations pink slime build-up in hand sink in deli prep area, cheese and meat slicers are not being cleaned once a day rather than once every 4 hours as required to prevent bacteria growth

Lititz, PA

Weiser’s Market

680 FURNACE HILL PIKE
LITITZ, PA 17543
717-626-0271

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/26/21. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Weiser’s Market 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:

  • Shelving in walk-in deli cooler to be rusted and no longer in good condition, door handle damaged and no longer in good condition.
  • Observed in deli area cheese and meat slicers are not being cleaned once a day rather than once every 4 hours as required to prevent bacteria growth.
  • Meat room observed chemicals store(d) with salt, pepper and chicken broth on bottom of table on the left side when walking into the deli room.
  • Observed in bakery area flour, sugar and cinnamon/sugar with no common name label on outside of container.
  • Not all individually packed salads, soups and prepared meals such as pasta salad, potato salad, creamy pea salad, potato soup, pre-made sandwiches, sausage tortellini soup, desserts ect. in cold service case, contain ingredient labeling including allergens. Some baked goods sold in bakery lists shortening as an ingredient but does not specify what kind nor does it list sub-ingredients.
  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the deli walk-in meat and cheese cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.
  • Observed deeply scored cutting boards in meat room not resurfaced or discarded as required.
  • Floors and walls in deli area observed soiled with dust and excessive food debris and dirt and grime.
  • Observed in deli walk-in cooler hanging food debris and or dust/sludge on shelves.
  • Observed piping in all areas under three -compartment sinks with accumulation of dust and debris, Bakery area air vent outside of walk-in freezer extremely dusty, tile chipped on bottom of prep tables exposing raw wood.
  • Interior of oven in deli area observed with excessive debris.
  • Observed in all walk-in coolers fan guards with a build-up of static dust.
  • Observed pink slime build-up in hand sink in deli prep area.
  • A few ceiling tiles in bakery, produce, and meat room are sagging with discoloration or damaged and falling apart making them no longer in good condition.
  • Observed in the produce prep room holes in wall by prep sink making the wall no longer smooth and easily cleanable.
  • Right side of dock door is duct taped with cardboard.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
02/06/2020 Follow-up In Violation(s) 3
01/28/2020 Regular Out Violation(s) 18
01/17/2019 Complaint In  
01/17/2019 Regular In Violation(s) 12