Bethany Farm in Glenmoore has unpasteurized milk in retail cooler, not registered with or approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Bethany Farm in Glenmoore has unpasteurized milk in  retail cooler, not registered with or approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Glenmoore,  PA

Bethany Farm Stand

71 Fairview RD
Glenmoore, PA 19343
610-942-4004

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/22/21. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Bethany Farm Stand was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 2 violations were found.

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

  • At the time of inspection the Department observed unpasteurized milk from Bethany Farms stocked in the retail cooler. Bethany Farms is not registered with or approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to process milk/raw milk. FDA and PA Food Code 3-201.11 Compliance with Food Law (A) FOOD shall be obtained from sources that comply with LAW.P This unapproved product may not be sold or offered to the public. Discontinue offering this product immediately. This unapproved product may not be offered or stored in the licensed retail food facility. This is a repeat violation. The Department will conduct one or more follow-up inspections to ensure compliance is maintained. Failure to comply can result in the following: * Follow-up Fees being issued again you, non-traffic citations and or revoking of your Retail Food Facility License. See notes for our follow-up fee costs. If you are issued a milk processing license from the Department of Agriculture you are to notify the Department with this change in status.
  • Observed a chest freezer filled with one and two pound packages of Grass Fed Ground Steak Burger (beef). The packages were clearly marked “Not For Sale”, and believed to come from a custom butcher. Packages did not display USDA approval. Subsection 3-101.11 (A) FOOD shall e obtained from sources that comply with LAW.P. This product must be USDA approved. Discontinue offering this product immediately. Remove this product from your licensed retail food facility today.
  • Numerous packages of eggs bore no labeling. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s small flock producer egg labeling requires the following on each package:  Name and Address * Date of lay  Statement of identity (eggs)  Net Contents (in 3/16 inch high letters)  “Keep Refrigerated”  Egg Handling Instructions • If a producer does not weigh the eggs or if they are mixed sizes, and they do not wish to assign a grade, they must be labeled “unclassified” for size. You may not sell these improperly labeled packaged eggs. Ensure all egg containers are properly labeled.

 

This story was changed to reflect the inspection was conducted by the Chester County Health Department not the PA Department of Agriculture.