By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Arthur’s Terrance Restaurant at Eden Resort fumbles inspection with 16 violations at inspection for Lancaster restaurant

Arthur’s Terrance Restaurant at Eden Resort fumbles inspection with 16 violations at inspection for Lancaster restaurant

Lancaster, PA

Arthur’s Terrance Restaurant at Eden Resort


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 17, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Arthur’s Terrance Restaurant at Eden Resort was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 16 violations were found.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed raw beef stored above raw pork and raw turkey in the walk-in cooler.
  • Observed two bags of onions stored directly on the floor in walk-in cooler, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • The hot water used for sanitizing in the mechanical ware washing machine did not reach 180°F. REPEAT VIOLATION. The heat booster had been off for an unknown amount of time. After turning it on and giving the machine enough time to attempt to achieve the correct temperature, it had not reached the required 180 degrees.
  • Old food residue observed inside the lemon wedger, blade to the buffalo chopper, and two can openers.
  • Observed a substantial amount of old food debris and crumbs on the floor beneath the hot food serving area.
  • Food employee personal belongings, a jacket, observed on a food preparation table, although lockers are provided.
  • Working containers in the bar, used for storing sanitizers taken from bulk supplies, were not marked with the common name of the chemical.
  • A food employee (maintenance person) was observed touching ice – a ready to eat food – by reaching in the ice bin with his bare hands.
  • Canadian ham, a refrigerated, ready to eat time temperature control for safety food in the bain marie, was date-marked by the facility, but was beyond the 7 day use or sell by date and requires discarding.
  • Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in the outside storage area, directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • Observed clean food equipment on the storage racks, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). REPEAT VIOLATION.
  • An open employee’s beverage container (screw-cap variety) was observed on a food preparation table in the kitchen.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of chlorine bleach in the mechanical dishwasher at the bar.
  • Food residue observed in the hand-wash sink on the other side of the cook line.
  • bserved two cans of oven cleaner stored on the same shelf with single-service to-go trays and on a shelf with clean food equipment.