Caruso's, 3545 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

Business Info

Restaurant name: CARUSO'S
Type: Food
Address: 3545 MARIETTA AVE, Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: 717-285-3582
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 07/12/2011
Last inspection violation count: 6

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date


  • Poisonous or Toxic Substances Storage (46.1021)
    A working container of cleaner / sanitizer was stored on top of pan for dough. Corrected.
  • Preventing Cross-Contamination of Packaged and Unpackaged Food by Separation, Packaging & Segregation (46.281)
    Raw eggs stored over RTE food. Corrected
  • In-Use Utensils & Between Use Storage (46.302)
    Cups being used as scoops in bulk foods. Corrected.
  • Wiping Cloths Use Limitations (46.304)
    Observed wet wiping cloths in the food prep area, not being store in sanitizer solution. Corrected.
  • Food Storage Requirements & Prohibited Areas (46.321)
    Observed food stored directly on the floor in the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer and in food prep area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Objective of Cleaning Food Contact Surfaces & Utensils (46.711(a))
    Observed old food residue on knives stored in knife holder. Observed black residue on soda nozzles. Corrected
No violation noted during this evaluation. 10/07/2010Follow-up
  • Cold Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(2)-(a)(5))
    Lunchmeats, cheeses, tomatoes, peppers, onions, dressings, and various other potentially hazardous foods were held at 50-62* degrees F rather than 41 degrees F or below as required in the sub table. All food items were discarded.
  • Food Temperature Measuring Devices Provided (46.632)
    Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperatures of equipment are not available or readily accessible in the pizza table and the large stand up refrigerator. Correct in 3 days.
  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    The refrigerated sub table is not maintaining 41*F or below as required for cold holding. Sub table was 52*F ambient air temperature upon inspection. This unit is not to be used until it is properly maintaining 41*F or below. Correct Immediately.
  • Objective of Cleaning Food Contact Surfaces & Utensils (46.711(a))
    The knife holder and several knives were not clean to sight and touch and were being stored as clean with other clean equiptment.
  • Light Bulb Protective Shielding (46.922(a))
    Lights in the kitchen are not shielded from breakage. Correct in 30 days.

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