Inspection PJ’s Steak and Hoagie’s in New Holland; No soap at hand sink, Stored knives, and cutting boards, food contact surfaces were not clean to sight or touch

Inspection PJ’s Steak and Hoagie’s in New Holland; No soap at hand sink, Stored knives, and cutting boards, food contact surfaces were not clean to sight or touch

New Holland, PA

PJ’s Steak & Hoagie Shack

114 E Main St
New Holland, PA 17557

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/2/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations PJ’s Steak & Hoagie Shack 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:

  • Internal temperature of pepperoni, sausage and cheese in Bain Marie ranged from 45F to 47F rather than 41F or below as required. Voluntarily discarded.
  • Due to a plumbing issue with cold water spigot, water was turned off at kitchen handwashing sink. Water turned on and a call was made for service at time of inspection
  • Observed an accumulation of food debris and grease on floor and under equipment.
  • Sanitizer for conducting ware washing was not available.
  • Stored knives, and cutting boards, food contact surfaces were not clean to sight or touch.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed wet wiping cloth in kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution between use.