By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Gordon’s Subs-N-Stuff bumbles inspection; 8 violations, Slicer being wiped with soiled cotton cloth

Gordon’s Subs-N-Stuff bumbles inspection; 8 violations, Slicer being wiped with soiled cotton cloth

Gordon, PA


GORDON, PA 17936

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/2/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Subs-N-Stuff was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code as evident by the violations observed in this inspection report.
  • Observed bottoms of food containers stored in direct contact with ready to eat foods located in Bain-Marie cooling unit closest to grill area.
  • Old food residue on bottom surfaces of Bain-Marie cooling unit (deli) and storage racks of adjacent 2-door cooling unit.
  • Table-top located below flat-top grill was observed to have presence of old grease and excessive soil accumulations.
  • Observed old crusted food debris located on inside surfaces of crock pot used to heat cheese sauce (within another container)
  • Old food litter/debris located on flooring below Bain-Marie cooling units and floor/corner junctions of main food preparation areas.
  • Observed no chemical sanitizer being used on food contact surfaces of deli meat slicer (observed slicer being wiped with soiled cotton cloth). *Corrected*
  • Observed old oxidized food debris located deep-fry baskets/handles.
  • 2 working containers of cleaner/sanitizer stored directly above Bain-Marie cooling unit of main sandwich preparation area. *Corrected*
  • Bag of onions stored directly next to a mop bucket: Handle of mop was observed to be in direct contact with bag of onions. *Corrected*
  • Observed large white bag of sub rolls stored directly on ground inside walk-in cooling unit. *Corrected*