The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture keeps records of food safety inspections at restaurants and food vendors.
Berks County is divided into three jurisdictions: Reading, Muhlenberg Township and the rest of the county. Reading and Muhlenberg Township have their own inspectors and the rest of the county is inspected by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture inspectors.
The results will be posted every other week. All food vendors are inspected at least once a year. Other inspections can be triggered by a change of owner, a follow up if a facility had been out of compliance or by a complaint filed with the PDA.
View any vendor's last inspection report online. Click on the PDF version of the inspection report for all details.
If a food provider is labeled out of compliance, that means it has one or more violations that require a return visit by an inspector. The establishment is given time to fix the problem(s) and remains open for business.
Complaints can be filed online with the PDA.
Below are the results of inspections conducted between May 12 and June 1, 2021, that were filed in the state database as of June 3, 2021, at 2 p.m.
They include the inspector's comments on violations.
Floyd's St1 Mff4 Tn90868, 318 Vinemont Road, Reinholds , May 28: no violations.
Meadow Hills Farm Store, 190 Possum Road, Hamburg , May 28: one violation. Meat labels do not contain the source of meat. (location of facility)
Shoemakersville Boro Pool, Main St., Shoemakersville , May 28: no violations.
Smokey Bear BBQ (Xfw-4219) Mff4, 96 Berger Lane, Hamburg , May 28: no violations.
Smokey Bear BBQ (Xjd-6725) Mff4, 96 Berger Lane, Hamburg , May 28: no violations.
Smokey Bear BBQ Commissary, 96 Berger Lane, Hamburg , May 28: no violations.
Brothers BBQ Mff4 Xmd5385, 141 Pond View Drive, Hamburg , May 27: no violations.
Miami Style Cafe, 7 Ridge Way , Womelsdorf , May 27: no violations.
Whitmoyer Concessions & Catering Mff3 Xdl4832, 1085 Pottsville Pike, Shoemakersville , May 27: three violations. Observed bags of potatoes stored directly on the floor in trailer area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. 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. Floor mats in the kitchen area, are made of
Juke Box Cafe, 535 S Reading Ave., Boyertown , May 26: six violations. A pink slime like build up was observed in the interior of the Manitowoc Ice Builder. Corrected onsite. There is observable old food spillage, and grease like build up under the fryer. Observed various containers of food in the True reach-in freezer stored open with no covering. Corrected onsite. Observed deeply scored/discolored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Food facility has an employee who held a Certified Food Manager certificate; however, the certificate has expired and is no longer valid. The vinyl coating on the shelving in the Continental Refrigerator is peeling causing the shelving to rust.
Muhlenberg School District Middle School, 801 Bellevue Ave., Laureldale , May 26: two violations. Food facility is reusing small Styrofoam cups as a scoop utensil without a handle in the flour and sugar, which is intended to be a single-service or single-use article. Corrected. Ice mold in back of ice machine has a slime residue build up on front shield and bottom of ice mold.
Dollar General #15647, 15 N Centre Ave., Leesport , May 24: no violations.
Dunkin Donuts #356064, 60 Farmers Drive, Fleetwood , May 24: no violations.
Jr's Subs & Grubs, 351 N Centre Ave., Leesport , May 24: one violation. 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.
Lattanzio Sandwiches, 3226 Kutztown Road, Laureldale , May 24: six violations. Observed wet wiping cloths in slicer area, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Corrected. Observed under grill equipment and floor area at front counter area, with a grease and food debris accumulation. Rear door to the outside, located in the kitchen area of the food facility is not self-closing and/or is being propped open. Corrected. Wall panel is loose and gapped at slicer table/counter area and must be repaired. Flooring in warewashing area of the food facility is extremely dirty and in need of cleaning. Observed in-use tongs stored hanging on a nail in prep room against a wood wall with food debris that is not an area not easily cleanable & sanitized. Corrected.
The Perk Up Truck Mff 2 Zgc9888, 21 W. Weis St., Topton , May 24: no violations.
The Perk Up Truck Mff2 Tzbd6855, 21 W. Weis St., Topton , May 24: no violations.
Turkey Hill Minit Market #126, 4 S .Center Road PO Box 536 , Leesport , May 24: one violation. The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
Willy's Ice Cream Parlor, 3700 Pricetown Road, Fleetwood , May 24: no violations.
Berks Career & Technology Center-east Campus, 3307 Friedensburg Road, Oley , May 21: no violations.
Best China Chef, 5506 Perkiomen Ave., Reading , May 21: seven violations. Thermometer for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in the bain marie unit. The floor / wall juncture in the back storage area is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch near the door. Mops are not being hung to air dry. The floors under shelves and equipment throughout the facility have an accumulation of dirt, old food debris. The handwash sink in the kitchen area was blocked by dishes and was not accessible at all times for employee use. Corrected. Loose rubber door gasket observed on the bain marie unit. Containers of soap, bleach, Ajax were stored above food storage bins in the back area. Corrected.
Boyertown Area Community Pool, 417 S Madison St., Boyertown , May 21: no violations.
Dollar General #18310, 103 N Monocacy Creek Road, Douglassville , May 21: no violations.
Friendship Fire Company #1, 3433 Haycreek Road, Geigertown , May 21: no violations.
Hamburg Area Sd Perry Elementary, 201 Fourth St., Shoemakersville , May 21: no violations.
Longacre's Modern Dairy, 1445 Route 100 PO Box 69 , Barto , May 21: no violations.
Oley Valley School District (Elementary), 3257 Friedensburg Road, Oley , May 21: no violations.
Oley Valley School District (High School), 17 Jefferson St., Oley , May 21: no violations.
Oley Valley School District (Middle), 3247 Friedensburg Road, Oley , May 21: no violations.
Scoupe De Ville, 3365 Main St., Birdsboro , May 21: no violations.
Weaver Orchard Inc., 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown , May 21: two violations. The chlorine concentration in the sanitizing solution of the 3-bay warewash sink was 10 ppm, rather than 50-100 ppm as required. Observed single-use aluminum foil stored directly next to handwash sink in bakery area, a prohibited area.
Boyertown Rod & Gun Club, 295 Sunset Hill Road, Boyertown , May 20: no violations.
Blandon Park Concession, 36 W. Wesner Road, Blandon , May 19: no violations.
Hillbilly Bbq Xgb-0928, 908 Route 422 , Douglassville , May 19: one violation. The plastic shield on the light fixture near the cooking area is damaged.
Ledgerock Golf Club Club House, 1 Greenbriar Drive, Mohnton , May 19: no violations.
Maidencreek Twp Community Park, 753 Park Road, Blandon , May 19: no violations.
McDonald's #27056, 1188 W. Ben Franklin Highway, Douglassville , May 19: four violations. Paper towel dispensers empty at the handwash sinks in the food prep areas. Corrected. Wall at the mop sink has a hole and is in need of repair. The white plastic top piece of the cup holder unit at the front counter is damaged and is no longer smooth, easily cleanable. Observed dried food residue on some surfaces of the soft serve and McFlurry machines at the front counter.
Gourmand LLC Mff4 Pa-zfp4340, 706 Brownsville Road, Sinking Spring , May 18: no violations.
Schuylkill Valley Elementary School, 62 Ashley Way, Leesport , May 18: no violations.
Schuylkill Valley High School, 929 Lake Shore Drive, Leesport , May 18: no violations.
Schuylkill Valley Middle School, 114 Ontelaunee Drive, Leesport , May 18: no violations.
Kutztown School District Elementary School, 40 Normal Ave., Kutztown , May 17: no violations.
Kutztown School District Middle School, 10 Deisher Lane, Kutztown , May 17: no violations.
Kutztown Area School District High School, 50 Trexler Ave., Kutztown , May 17: no violations.
Onvo Travel Plaza-bethel, 8602 Lancaster Ave., Bethel , May 17: no violations.
Second Nature Health Food, 329 W. Main St., Kutztown , May 17: no violations.
Wanamakers General Store, 8888 King's Highway, Kempton , May 17: no violations.
Brooks Cafe LLC, 1139 W. Ben Franklin Hwy Unit 2, Douglassville , May 14: one violation. Observed an accumulation of crumbs, old food debris under the slicer and on the floor in the area of the toaster.
Crow Wagon Mff4 (Xjb-2466), 142 Cacoosing Lane, Birdsboro , May 14: no violations.
Residence Inn By Marriott Reading, 45 Berkshire Court, Wyomissing , May 14: no violations.
Bgreen Deli, 36 N Sixth Ave Rear, West Reading , May 12: no violations.
Brandywine Elementary, Barkley & Weis Streets, Topton , May 12: no violations.
Brandywine Heights Hs, 103 Old Topton Road, Mertztown , May 12: no violations.
Brandywine Heights Middle School, 200 W. Weis St., Topton , May 12: no violations.
The Cone, 55 W. Penn Ave., Wernersville , May 12: no violations.
KidsPeace Berks Campus, 704 Hay Road-Wilson Sarig School, June 01: no violations.
Cross Roads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, May 30: six violations. Salad bain marie ambient air temperature >50 degrees Fahrenheit. Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked. Raw ground beef stored above whole cut meats in walk-in refrigerator. Food dispensing utensil in coleslaw observed stored in the food and not with handle above the top of the food and the container. Corrected on inspection. Observed wet wiping cloths in cook's area, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Observed cook's equipment, in cook's area, with an accumulation of dust, grease, and food residue on non-food contact surfaces.
Sacred Heart Villa, 51 Seminary Ave., May 29: four violations. Teflon pans observed to be scratched and not easily cleanable. Rubber spatula is worn/torn and is not easily cleanable. Paint is peeling at 2 compartment sink area, and at dish machine area (Vanguard dispenser). Can opener blade soiled. Corrected on inspection. Current ServSafe certificate (original) not posted.
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 3050 North Fifth Street Highway, May 22: two violations. Trash can exteriors and lids, utility carts soiled. Manager awaiting replacement of malfunctioning pressure washer to aid in deep cleaning. Bowls and pans stored without adequate air-drying. (water nesting)
Burger King # 303, 3421 North Fifth Street Highway, May 22: no violations.
Sunoco Mini Mart, 4601 North Fifth Street Highway, May 22: one violation. Small refrigerator adjacent to coffee machine is > 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Per manager, replacement is ordered. Creamers require no refrigeration, and milk container is replaced every 4 hours and/or returned to temperature control to optimize shelf life. Due to high volume of coffee beverages in the am, milk may not last 4 hours.
Taco Bell # 5752, 402 Madison Ave., May 22: one violation. Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in utility sink area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).
San Francisco Mini Market & Tacos, 4848 Kutztown Road, May 15: no violations.
Vietnamese Delights, 2934 North Fifth Street Highway, May 15: one violation. Several wall spaces behind/adjacent to cooking equipment are not smooth, cleanable surfaces.
Foods Of The Mediterranean, 2934 North Fifth Street Highway, May 14: three violations. Observed FRP splash board behind utility sink with chips/missing corner; in need of replacement. Utility sink legs, floor mat, trash can exterior soiled. Floor tiles are cracked with missing pieces, and chipping wall paint, are not a smooth, easily cleanable surfaces.
Stoltzfus Soft Pretzels, 2934 North Fifth Street Highway, May 14: five violations. Observed food stored directly on the floor (mesh bag of onions) rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Fan guard dusty, soda filter dusty, compressor guard soiled. No handwashing signage present a newly relocated handwashing sink. Observed glass measuring cup in use as scoop in bulk food. Corrected immediately. Handwashing sink, recently moved with renovations,, did not have single use paper towels or cleanser.
Foltz's, 2934 North Fifth Street Highway, May 13: one violation. Hot pads soiled. Consider daily exchange of hot pads.
Matt's Coney Island, 2934 North Fifth Street Highway, May 13: no violations.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, 4300 North Fifth Street Highway, May 12: no violations.
12 & Marion Elementary School, 1200 N. 12th St., May 27: no violations.
Central Middle School, 215 N. 12th St., May 27: no violations.
City Line Learning Academy, 2026 Hampden Blvd., May 27: no violations.
Northeast Middle School, 1201 N. 12th St., May 27: no violations.
Southern Jr Middle School, 126 S. 10th St., May 27: no violations.
Reading High School Cafeteria, 801 N. 13th, May 26: no violations.
Reading High School Commissary Kitchen, 801 N. 13th, May 26: no violations.
Glenside Elementary School, 1401 Schuylkill Ave., May 25: no violations.
Glenside Magnet Schoool, 501 Lackawanna St., May 25: no violations.
Lauers Park Elementary School, 219 N. Second St., May 25: no violations.
Northwest Elementary School, 820 Clinton St., May 25: no violations.
Northwest Middle School, 1000 N Front St., May 25: no violations.
Thomas Ford Magnet School, 901 Margaret St., May 25: no violations.
Thomas Ford Tfa, 1020 Old Wyomissing St., May 25: no violations.
Tyson-schoener Elementary School, 319 S. Fifth St., May 25: no violations.
10th & Green Elem. School, 400 N. 10th St., May 24: no violations.
10th & Penn Elementary School, 955 Penn St., May 24: no violations.
Riverside Elementary School, 1400 Centre Ave., May 24: no violations.
Southwest Middle School, 201 S. Third St., May 24: no violations.
Braylin Deli Grocery, 100 Oley St., May 21: 11 violations. Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the food prep freezer, is not being date marked. Temperature measuring device for ensuring proper temperature of equipment is not available or readily accessible in multiple freezer and cooling equipment. Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodents/insect activity in basement storage areas. Observed in food prep area deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. The handwash sink in the food prep area was blocked and not accessible at all times for employee use. Food in multiple cooling and freezer units, stored open with no covering. Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Through-out food prep and retail areas. Waste not being removed from the food facility at an appropriate frequency as evidenced by overflowing outside dumpster. Observed cat feces and cat litter evidence, indicating the presence of a live animal on the premise of the food facility. This was in the basement areas. Cutting board, a food contact surface, was observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. Paper towel dispenser and/or soap dispenser for handwashing. Not installed or in place at food prep area.
Eli's Corner, 146 Oley St., May 21: one violation. Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the kitchen area.
Misael Grocery 55001340, 134 W. Oley St., May 21: no violations.
Taqueria El Carreton Mexican Food #2 #360503, 817 Oley St., May 21: no violations.
Millmount Elementary School, 300 Carroll St., May 19: no violations.
Reading SDA Junior Academy School, 301 Kenhorst Blvd., May 19: no violations.
7-eleven, 1658 Perkiomen Ave., May 17: no violations.
Saint Peters, 225 S. Fifth St., May 17: no violations.
Tropical Bakery 15408540, 852 Bingaman St., May 17: no violations.
Bellas Sweets LLC, 1164 Perkiomen Ave., May 14: no violations.
Exodo Grocery Store 364323, 1262 Spruce St., May 13: no violations.
Rodriguez Deli Grocery, 1101 Spruce St., May 13: no violations.
Jose Hotdog 397990, 319 Schuylkill Ave., May 12: no violations.