13 violations at Meadows Original Frozen Custard in Carlisle; two metal strainers rusted, food residue inside the chest freezer, on the backside and on the floor around the ice cream machine

13 violations at Meadows Original Frozen Custard in Carlisle; two metal strainers rusted, food residue inside the chest freezer,  on the backside and on the floor around the ice cream machine

Carlisle, PA

Meadows Original Frozen Custard

1075 HARRISBURG PIKE
Carlisle, PA 17013
703-725-8714

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/17/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Meadows Original Frozen Custard 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 wet wiping cloths throughout the kitchen, not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • A Food Employee Certification is displayed, but the individual is no longer employed by the retail food facility.
  • Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the men’s restroom.
  • Observed two spatulas that are chipping and no longer cleanable.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
  • Chest freezer is leaking on the floor in the kitchen.
  • Door gasket is broken on the toppings cooler and needs repaired.
  • Observed dried food residue on the underside corners of the milkshake machines.
  • Observed dried food residue on the blade of the table mounted can opener.
  • 3 to 5 dead moth-like insects around the front door and serving window.
  • Ice cream mix in the hopper was observed at 46°F, rather than 41°F or below as required. Hoppers are not refrigerated. Suggested using smaller batches of mix.
  • Observed a broken refrigerator in the kitchen not being used. Refrigerator has mold-like substance inside.
  • The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed food residue inside the chest freezer.
  • Observed food residue on the backside and on the floor around the ice cream machine. Hoses on the backside of the machine are leaking
  • Food residue on the floor in the walk-in cooler.