Valley Store outside Harrisburg inspection; Three bay sink observed with build up of filth, mold and food residue, changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without a proper handwash

Valley Store outside Harrisburg inspection; Three bay sink observed with build up of filth, mold and food residue, changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without a proper handwash

Harrisburg, PA

Bill and Cindy’s Valley Store

1610 Fishing Creek Valley RD
Harrisburg, PA 17112
717-599-7867

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/21/21. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Bill and Cindy’s Valley Store was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • Assorted food stored directly on the floor in walk in box, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Assorted deli meat and cheese, were held at 43-46 °F, in the baines marie and deli case area, rather than 41 °F or below as required.
  • Three bay sink observed with build up of filth, mold and food residue and not cleaned before use, and frequently throughout the day.
  • Non-food contact surfaces such as shelving and cabinets in prep area not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.
  • Old unused equipment stored in rear storage area, should be removed from food facility.
  • Food Employee observed changing tasks that may have contaminated hands without a proper handwash in-between.
  • Drain boards are not clean and are covered with assorted items that prevent the proper use of the sink for washing rinsing and sanitizing, and drying of food contact items.
  • Equipment food contact surfaces and utensils are not being immersed for a minimum of 30 seconds in the hot water sanitizing compartment of the manual ware washing sink.
  • Food employees observed in the prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Commercially processed meats and cheeses and other opened products in the deli case and held for over 24 hrs were not date marked with the date of being opened.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.