Easton Food Market fumbles 3rd straight annual inspection; “Mice droppings were observed in the receiving area”

Easton Food Market fumbles 3rd straight annual inspection; “Mice droppings were observed in the receiving area”

Easton, PA

Easton Food Market

EASTON, PA 18042

The City of Easton Bureau of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/11/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Easton Food Market was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

This latest inspection marks the third regular annual inspection Easton Food Market hasn’t beem found in compliance:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance    
12/31/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 5
12/18/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 11
07/08/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 3
07/01/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 7

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

  • Empanadas were held at 112-116°F, in steam table, rather than 135°F or above as required. Reheat the empanadas to 165F immediately. Monitor food temperatures during hot holding. REPEAT Corrected *See note below
  • The deli cases in front of the meat room require cleaning. Clean the glass doors and any soiled parts of these cases.
  • Several faucets in this facility are leaking. Check all faucets and repair all of the leaks.
  • Food Employee observed eating in the meat room. Instruct employees to eat food during their breaks and only in the designated break room and not while they are working with food.
  • The trash room in this facility requires cleaning. Clean this room.
  • Mice droppings were observed in the receiving area. Clean this area to remove the mice droppings. Contact your pest control company and inform them of the activity. Work with your company to seal all possible entry points and to locate and remove all harborage.
  • The floors in the restaurant and in the old deli area, are damaged. Repair the floors.
  • The floors in the restaurant walk-in cooler, meat room and meat room walk-in cooler, require cleaning. Clean these floors and maintain them in a clean condition.
  • Shell eggs were held at room temperature, in the receiving area, rather than 41°F or below as required. Discard the eggs immediately. Store all eggs under refrigeration temperature at all times. * see note below
  • Fish was held at 50-55°F, in a display cooler, rather than 41°F or below as required. Discard the fish immediately and monitor food temperatures during cold holding. * see note below

*The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food. These violations are considered, "Food Borne Illness Risk Factor" violations.