Restaurant Inspections, via PA Department of Agriculture Bureau of Food Safety. All establishments are in compliance unless otherwise noted:
MI TIERRA SUPERMARKET
304 E Diamond Avenue Hazleton, PA 18201
OUT OF COMPLIANCE
--Severely dented, distressed canned items observed in retail sales are and intended for use or sale in the food facility.
--Observed 9 quarts of milk dated 02/27/2019. Product was voluntarily removed from sale.
--Observed butcher knife in the meat prep area with large gouge missing from blade. Knife should be discarded.
--Meat grinder worm, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
--Observed rust formation on separator panel in ice machine and dirt on door of ice machine
--Food facility hot water heater is not producing enough hot water to supply all sinks at the time of this inspection. Observed temperatures did not exceed 85* at the hand wash sink and 80* at the ware wash sink in meat prep area at the time of this inspection.
--Floor drain covers missing on floor drains in meat room.
--The handwash sink in the meat prep area does not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device.
--Observed 50-rodent pellets on floor in area of meat room and around trash area.
--A working container of clorox cleaner / sanitizer and glass cleaner was stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment, and/or single service articles in the deli area. Glass cleaner was stored above the service meat case.
--The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
--Observed frozen food stored directly on the floor in walk in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
--Prepackaged breads from Castillo Bakery is not labeled to clearly indicate any "Big 8" allergen ingredients and / or the allergen warning statement.
--The handwash sink located in the deli and meat prep areas does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F.
--Walk in freezer light is shattered with broken glass observed on floor area.
--Receiving door located in the grocery area of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
--Food Employee is not using available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine sanitizer concentration.
--Water, as observed at the rest room sink, is not under pressure during inspection.
--Unused, old equipment and miscellaneous items throughout the basement causing clutter.
--Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food, located in the deli case, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.
--New food facility in operation more than 90 days and has not employed a certified food employee as required.
--Waste not being removed from the food facility at an appropriate frequency as evidenced by multiple bags of trash observed in the grocery area inside the food facility.
--Soap was not available at the handwash sink in the meat prep area.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #76
305 E Diamond AVE Hazleton, PA 18201
--Observed GE refrigerated equipment, in back room area, with an accumulation of spilled food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces.
--Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in frigidaire refrigerated equipment kitchen area.
MELIZA SUPERMARKET II
601 Alter Street Hazleton, PA 18201
--Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the refrigerated equipment holding milk , deli meat raw meat and processed produce.
--Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate Quaternary and chlorine sanitizer concentrations being used in the deli and meat processing areas of the food facility.
THE CHEESE STORE & MORE
1111 W 15th ST Hazleton, PA 18201