Black Olive Family Diner in Columbia hit with 17 violations; pink residue on deflector plate of ice maker; roast beef, chipped beef, soups, tuna salad, chicken wings not date-marked

Black Olive Family Diner in Columbia hit with 17 violations; pink residue on deflector plate of ice maker; roast beef, chipped beef, soups, tuna salad, chicken wings not date-marked

Columbia, PA

Black Olive Family Diner

1506 LANCASTER AVE
Columbia, PA 17512
717-342-2464

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/4/21. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Black Olive Family Diner was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of XX violations were found.

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

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed a pink residue on the deflector plate of the ice maker.
  • The can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • An open employee’s beverage container was observed on the food preparation table.
  • Food employee (cook) observed involved in food preparation, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets or hats.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths throughout the cooking area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Observed soup being cooled in a container deeper than 4 inches in the walk-in cooler, which is not a proper cooling method.
  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (deli ham, cheese, turkey), located in the walk-in cooler and the reach-in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (roast beef, chipped beef, soups, tuna salad, chicken wings) prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of the quaternary ammonia in buckets.
  • The hand-wash sink in the cooking area was blocked by two large pots and not accessible at all times for employee use.
  • Observed the hand-wash sink near the cook line leaking.
  • Many frozen foods and several prepared foods in the walk-in cooler and the reach-in freezer stored open with no covering
  • Observed raw fish stored above onions in the walk-in cooler. Observed raw scallops stored above chipped beef in the reach-in cooler.
  • Observed in-use knives stored between table edges or between tables, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized.
  • Observed potatoes stored directly on the floor in the cooking area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Raw salmon observed thawing at room temperature in a container on a table, which is not an approved thawing method.
  • Raw shell eggs were held at 63°F, at the cook line, rather than 41°F or below as required.
  • Observed old food residue and grease build-up under the flat grill. Observed an accumulation of old burnt food residue on the catch-trays of the stove.
  • Food facility is using quaternary ammonia Sanitizer at an extremely high concentration of 400ppm, not approved in the Code of Federal Regulations for food contact sanitizing at this level.

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