Joes Ranch House, 1054 Beach Lake Hwy, Beach Lake, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Business Info

Restaurant name: JOES RANCH HOUSE
Type: Food
Address: 1054 BEACH LAKE HWY, Beach Lake, PA 18405
Phone: 570-729-8802
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 04/01/2011
Last inspection violation count: 4

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date


  • Preventing Cross-Contamination of Packaged and Unpackaged Food by Separation, Packaging & Segregation (46.281)
    Raw ground beef was stored above ready to eat foods in the double door refrigerated unit. Corrected on site.
  • Design & Functionality of Temperature Measuring Devices (46.590)
    Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in three refrigerated units.
  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    Interior bottom surface of the GE microwave is rusted and need of repair or replacement. Correct with in 30 days.
  • Cleaning Frequency, Cleaning Agents & Clean Solutions for Mechanical or Manual Warewashing Equipment (46.674(a)-(c))
    Mechanical warewashing equipment had a food buildup observed inside.
No violation noted during this evaluation. 03/30/2010Follow-up
  • Duties of the Person in Charge (46.102)
    The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code.
  • Reheating Food (46.365)
    Observed whole roast beef 40*F product center , exterior of roast 85 - 118*F being reheated using a hot holding unit for aprx 60 minutes. Whole roast beef ( USDA muscle intact ) which was cooked rare ( PIC stated 130*F) and cooled, was not reheated to 130 degrees F within two hours, for hot holding. Product reheated to 130*F using the commercial oven and placed into the hot holding unit. Received and reviewed PDA handouts for cooking and reheating times and temperatures. Reviewed preslicing rare roast beef and reheating for immediuate service procedures.
  • Consumer Advisory for Raw or Undercooked Animal-Derived Food (46.423)
    Beef food products are served undercooked to the customer's request
  • Sanitizing Solution Testing Device Provided & Used (46.634 & 46.674(e))
    Food facility lacks sanitizer test strips to monitor the mechanical dish washer final rinse chlorine sanitizer concentration . Quatenary test strips are available for the sanitizer being used for manual bar glass washing. Verified 200 ppm.
  • Frequency of Cleaning Nonfood-Contact Surfaces (46.714)
    Food spillage observed on the interior surfacess and door rails of the commercial refrigeration units kitchen area. Correct by 23 March 2010

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