Whitehall Subway fails restaurant inspection; “accumulation of black filth inside soda fountain nozzles in the self serve customer area”

Whitehall Subway fails restaurant inspection; “accumulation of black filth inside soda fountain nozzles in the self serve customer area”

Whitehall, PA

Subway

3690 Lehigh St
Whitehall, PA 18052
(610) 434-9030

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 7, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Subway Restaurant in Whitehall was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

  • Observed an accumulation of black filth inside soda fountain nozzles in the self serve customer area.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed accumulation of black/yellowish residues on the soda dispenser holding tray.
  • Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash. Reviewed requirements and corrected.
  • Meatballs in the hot holding unit were being held at 110°F(9:45 AM) or higher as required. Corrected during inspection.*
  • Food facility does not have available (Quaternary) sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration

*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.