Renninger’s Ice Cream in Knox bumbles inspection; Rodent like droppings in the back stock area and food prep area, 9 violations

Renninger’s Ice Cream in Knox bumbles inspection; Rodent like droppings in the back stock area and food prep area, 9 violations

Knox, PA

Renninger’s Ice Cream Parlor

8807 RTE 208
KNOX, PA 16232
814-227-3063

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on DATE. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Renninger’s Ice Cream Parlor 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:

  • The Food Facility Operator shall be the Person in Charge or shall designate a Person in Charge and shall ensure that a Person in Charge is present at the food facility during all hours of operation.
  • Raw eggs stored above ready to eat food items in one of the facilities refrigerators.
  • Food dispensing utensil in flour and sugar observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths in kitchen area, not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (Sliced tomatoes, Deli Meat, Mashed Potatoes) prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in two refrigerators, is not being date marked.
  • Facility has pH test strips for the chlorine sanitizer but missing the color indicator to be able to gauge the concentration. Could not find test strips for the quaternary ammonia solution.
  • Table mounted can opener has an accumulation of old food residue. Removed for cleaning.
  • Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent like droppings in the back stock area and food prep area.
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