Berks food safety inspections December 4 to 17, 2019: Lunch meats beyond the seven-day use or sell by date found | Food and Drink

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture keeps records of food safety inspections at restaurants and food vendors. Berks County is divided into three jurisdictions: Reading, Muhlenberg Township and the rest of the county. The results will be posted every other week. All food vendors are inspected at least once a year. View any vendor’s last inspection report online. If a food provider is labeled “out of compliance,” that means it has one or more violations that require a return visit by an inspector. The establishment is given time to fix the problem(s) and remains open for business. Below are the results of inspections conducted between Dec. 4 and Dec. 17, 2019, and include the inspector’s comments on violations. Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane, PO Box 4338, Reading, Dec. 13, three violations. Small scoop at the bar is stored in a dirty holder. Corrected.The deflector in the ice machine and the soda gun at the bar, food contact surfaces, were observed to have residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Corrected. Working containers of cleaner / sanitizer were stored on the same shelf with food items in the event kitchen. Corrected.  Stokesay Cas...

The 2019 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma Catalog

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