By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Feagy’s Produce Market in Columbia fouls inspection; dead decaying mice not removed “Observed rodent droppings throughout the facility”

Feagy’s Produce Market in Columbia fouls inspection; dead decaying mice not removed “Observed rodent droppings throughout the facility”

Columbia, PA

Feagy’s Produce Market

Columbia, PA 17512

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/6/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Feagy’s Produce Market was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

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

  • Several cartons of raw shell eggs, held at 63 degrees F for an unknown amount of time rather than 41 degrees or below on a table in the customer area.
  • Observed an extreme amount of clutter, bags, boxes, etc., in the back of the facility and under tables. The clutter is a possible harborage area for rodents.
  • Food Facility is offering for sale foods (sauerkraut) prepared in an unapproved private home.
  • Food facility has an employee that has taken food safety training program; however, the food safety program was not an ANSI/CFP accredited Certified Food Manager program. The facility has 90 days to enroll and employee in a State recognized food safety course.
  • Observed several single-service, single-use articles stored in the back directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed old / decaying mice in pest control devices and behind refrigeration units in the facility.
  • Prepackaged pasta salads, baked items, bagged vegetables, and cheese, are not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts.
  • The facility is using egg cartons from other establishments to sell eggs, the cartons have no sell-by dates, date of lay, safe-handling instructions, facility name, and address.
  • Observed a personal drinking cup and a tea maker in the hand-wash sink indicating uses other than hand washing.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodents in the entire facility, but facility does have a pest control program. Observed rodent droppings throughout the facility.
  • Observed a bottle of degreaser and a bottle of disinfectant stored on a table with food.