Inspection; Strasburg Marketplace in Ronks; 12 violations, 12 cans of baby formula expired June 1, Can opener a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue

Inspection; Strasburg Marketplace in Ronks; 12 violations, 12 cans of baby formula expired June 1, Can opener a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue

Ronks, PA

Strasburg Marketplace

214 HARTMAN BRIDGE RD
Strasburg, PA 17579
717-288-3903

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/21/2020 As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Strasburg Marketplace was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 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.
  • Food employee observed in bakery/latte area, wearing bracelet / watch on hands or arms.
  • Observed chicken stock and chicken salad being cooled in large stock pots and metal hotel pans in walk-in cooler, which is not a proper cooling method.
  • Observed cardboard being used to prop up wrapping machine in the meat department this is not smooth, non-absorbent, corrosion resistant.
  • Observed gray bins being stored/dried on a wooden pallet with cardboard which is no absorbent.
  • Chemicals stored on above or beside food and food packaging in deli, bakery, produce, and candy departments.
  • Observed food stored directly on the floor in walk-in freezer in the deli department area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Observed Raw unpasteurized juice’s being sold from another source (Lancaster County Market).
  • Can opener a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the bakery, latte, meat departments
  • Observed 12 cans of baby formula being offered for sale with an expiration date of June 1, 2020.
  • Observed 3 large mashed potatoes and 2 small pasta salad for sale beyond their expiration date of July 20, 2020.
  • Observed deeply scored and discolored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required.