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Lehigh Valley restaurant inspections: September 17-23

Morning Call - 9/29/2017

Sept. 29--Here are the results of food safety inspections in Lehigh and Northampton counties for the week of September 17 to 23.

The inspections listed here are those that fall under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, as well as those county and local health departments that have elected to post results in the department's statewide inspection database.

The inspections cover restaurants, cafeterias, food markets, processors and other food establishments. To read full reports on each inspection, visit https://www.pafoodsafety.pa.gov/Web/Inspection/PublicInspectionSearch.aspx

The violations listed here are those that are classified as "Foodborne Illness Risk Factors and Public Health Interventions," which can result in illness if not corrected. There are other violations not listed here that are classified under "Good Retail Practices." Visit the link above to see the full list of violations among all categories.

Disclaimer: According to the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Laboratory Services division, "inspections are a 'snapshot' of the day and time of the inspection. Also, at the time of the inspection, violations are recorded but are often corrected on the spot prior to the inspector leaving the facility." For more information on how the inspections are conducted, view a list of FAQs.

LEHIGH COUNTY

Checker's Restaurant

1935 S 4TH ST Allentown, PA 18103

Date: 9/22/17

Inspection Type: Follow-up

Compliance: Out

Violation(s): 3

Inspector Comments:

-Bread is being stored in the same room as the cleaning chemicals. Store chemicals in a separate room away from food product to prevent contamination.

-Open bagged sauces in the walk-in refrigerator stored open with no covering. All food product must be stored closed with a covering to prevent contamination.

-The hand wash sink located in the bathroom does not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. Contact your service provider for maintenance.

East Penn Diner

1418 CHESTNUT ST Emmaus, PA 18049

Date: 9/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 2

Inspector Comments:

-Numerous foods in the walk-in cooler were uncovered. Cover all food in storage.

-Food handler was wiping hands on apron instead of washing. Wash hands following proper procedure.

The Burgery Company

1458 Chestnut ST EMMAUS, PA 18049

Date: 9/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Paper towels were lacking at the hand wash sink. Corrected on-site.

True Blue Mediterranean Cafe

1301 Chestnut ST EMMAUS, PA 18049

Date: 9/19/17

Inspection Type: Regular

Compliance: In

Violation(s): 1

Inspector Comments:

-Food employees were observed smoking hookah in the back of the kitchen. Smoking in the facility is prohibited. Corrected on-site.

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

There were no violations found in Northampton County during the week of September 17-23.

Source: Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection database

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