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. Click on the PDF version of the inspection report for all details.
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.
Complaints can be filed online with the PDA.
Below are the results of inspections conducted between Jan. 29 and Feb. 11, 2020, that were filed in the state database as of Feb. 13, 2020. They include the inspector’s comments on violations.
Dollar General Store #13403, 226 E. Penn Ave., Robesonia, Feb. 10, two violations. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in storage room refrigerator equipment. Canned good with missing label on shelf offered for sale. Item removed. Corrected.
Falco’s Tavern, 29 W. Penn Ave., Robesonia, Feb. 10, one violation. Food facility does not have available proper sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
Fuel Madness Meals, 147 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville, Feb. 10, one violation. The handwash sink in the front line area does not have single use towels, also need a soap dispenser and both sinks need a trash receptacle.
Rite Aid #3400, 420 N. Third St., Womelsdorf, Feb. 10, one violation. Observed cans of infant formula on retail shelf with anti theft stickers over expiration dates on cans. Cans with stickers pulled.
American Diner, 411 Penn Ave., West Reading, Feb. 07, no violations.
Russo Foods And Market, 1150 Bern Road , Wyomissing, Feb. 07, four violations. Food employee personal belongings (jackets, purse) observed in food preparation areas (deli and main kitchen). Corrected. Some prepackaged items in the retail store area are not labeled with an ingredient statement. Working container (spray bottle) in the main kitchen area, used for storing chemicals, cleaners taken from bulk supplies, was not marked with the common name of the chemical. Corrected. Spray bottle of water in the meat prep area of the walk-in cooler was not labeled to identify the contents. Corrected.
Village Tavern, 63 N. Center Ave., Leesport, Feb. 07, four violations. Working containers (spray bottles) of cleaner / sanitizer were stored above and on the same shelf with clean food equipment in the kitchen area. Corrected. One of the soda guns at the bar, a food contact surface, was observed to have residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Corrected. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in…