Inspection Midway Exxon in Bethel; “Ice machine has corroded non food grade metal strips at top of interior of the ice machine that are leaving rust stains down the sides of the ice bin,” 9 violations

Inspection Midway Exxon in Bethel;  “Ice machine has corroded non food grade metal strips at top of interior of the ice machine that are leaving rust stains down the sides of the ice bin,” 9 violations

Bethel, PA

Midway Exxon

321 MIDWAY RD
BETHEL, PA 19507
717-933-4701

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/29/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Midway Exxon was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found.

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

  • Ice bin on ice machine has corroded non-food grade metal strips at top of interior of the ice machine that are leaving rust stains down the sides of the ice bin and must be changed to proper material and bin cleaned.
  • Prepackaged grab and go sandwich food is not labeled to clearly indicate any “Big 8” allergen ingredients and / or the allergen warning statement, or name of product. Corrected.
  • Bags of ice that are filled in the facility are not labeled with the source of bagged ice. Corrected by placing sign on cooler and labels are to be made.
  • Splash guard area of the milk dispensing machine has a build up of splash residue behind nozzles.
  • Food facility person in charge does not have records to demonstrate routine inspection and service of backflow prevention devices and other water treatment devices. Ice machine filters are not dated with last date of service.
  • Mops are not being hung to air dry.
  • Commercially processed foods were not heated before being placed in the steam table and not to 135°F for hot holding as required. Corrected.
  • Hot food was held at 101 °F, on the hot dog roller area, rather than 135°F or above as required. Corrected.* see note below
  • Open packs of hot dogs/soups were held at 60 °F, in the reach in cooler at counter area, rather than 41°F or below as required. Discarded remaining items.
  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the reach in cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Corrected.

 

*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.