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These Centre County PA restaurants failed health inspections
August 7, 2023
At least one Centre County restaurant was found out of compliance following food safety inspections conducted throughout July.
Information about county establishments and their violations appears below in an alphabetical list with a summary of the problems inspectors noted in their respective reports. More details are available upon request by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s online database.
More than 80 establishments passed their inspections with few or no violations. They also appear alphabetically below.
Business owners who want to clarify or comment on inspection results can contact Centre Daily Times reporter Matt DiSanto by emailing email@example.com.
About food safety inspections
By law, Pennsylvania’s eating and drinking establishments are inspected at least once per year. Some schools, including the State College Area School District, receive biannual inspections.
The commonwealth’s Department of Agriculture may conduct additional inspections if complaints are received or if initial inspections are not up to code.
Most violations are minor and are corrected during inspections, but some establishments may temporarily close if too many violations are found. Closures may occur as a result of other issues, including risks for foodborne illnesses or violations that take time to address, like broken plumbing or pest infestations.
Most inspections in Centre County are conducted on a state level through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. More than 100 municipalities conduct their own health inspections through certified officials who fall under their jurisdiction. State College, for example, is responsible for performing inspections in the borough and in Ferguson, Patton and College townships, a borough official said.
Rey Azteca, 485 Benner Pike in State College — Three violations were found during a July 21 follow-up inspection, according to sanitarian Brian O’Donnell’s report.
The probe found some food containers in a walk-in refrigerator area were stored open without covering, the report reads. Cheese sauce products — a potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food, according to the report — were stored in a walk-in cooler without a marked date.
The restaurant’s lone repeat violation came as a result of insufficient cleaning for non-food contact surfaces that did not “preclude accumulation of dirt and soil.” The report says condenser fans in the walk-in cooler were “soiled with dust and subject to blowing on top of uncovered foods.”
A re-inspection is needed for Rey Azteca to regain compliance, according to the July 21 report. It is not immediately clear if another inspection was scheduled, and no subsequent report summaries are available as of Aug. 4.
How to complain about conditions
If you see a problem at a retail food or lodging establishment, you can file a complaint to catch officials’ attention.
To notify the commonwealth about questionable conditions anywhere food is served or sold to the public, call 1-866-366-3723 or fill out the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s food safety complaint form, available online at pda.pa.gov/FoodSafetyComplaint/. The form asks for consumer information, facility details and a full description of each complaint.
You can also contact the commonwealth’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services directly by calling 717-787-4315 or emailing RA-FoodSafety@pa.gov.
Locally, you can report concerns to State College officials by calling 814-234-7100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
These businesses passed inspections in July
Ahhmazing Graze, 920 Nittany Ridge Road in Howard
Ahhmazing Graze (MFF2), 920 Nittany Ridge Road in Howard
American Legion Post No. 536, 510 Front St. in Port Matilda
Ardry Farms (MFF2), 1095 Snyderton Road in Howard
B&B Fruit Cup (TFS3, People’s Choice), 169 Homan Lane in Centre Hall
Bartlebaugh Amusements — French Fry No. 2 (MFF3), 104 Madisonburg Pike in Madisonburg
BBQ by Clem (MFF3 XNA3004), 3282 Zion Road in Bellefonte
Belle City Bites, 198 Match Factory Place in Bellefonte
Best Western Plus, 115 Premier Drive in State College
Big Spring Spirits, 198 Match Factory Place in Bellefonte
Bistrozine, 409 E. Calder Way in State College
Bradley’s Cheesesteaks & Hoagies, 1699 N. Atherton St. in State College
Brazilian Munchies Mobile, 1000 McKee St. in State College
Cafe Luna, 214 N. Main St. in Bellefonte
Captain Dan’s Alaska Salmon (MFF2), 515 Millheim Narros in Rebersburg
Central PA Festival of the Arts Food Concessions, 403 S. Allen St. Suite 205A in State College
Centre Hills Country Club, 153 Country Club Road in State College
Cold Stream Creamery, 1515 Port Matilda Highway in Philipsburg
Crusty Brothers 2, 169 Homan Lane in Centre Hall
CVS Pharmacy No. 1688, 1630 S. Atherton St. in State College
Dairy Barn, 5561 Jacksonville Road in Howard
Dunkin Donuts, 200 W. College Ave. in State College
Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries, 226 W. College Ave. in State College
Flo Bros Pizza, 2042 Axemann Road in Bellefonte
Gabe’s, 2901 E. College Ave. in State College
Giant Food Store No. 6524, 2121 S. Atherton St. in State College
Gigi’s Southern Table, 2080 Cato Ave. in State College
Graham’s Up In Smoke BBQ, 838 Tyrone Pike in Philipsburg
Harner Farm, 2191 W. Whitehall Road in State College
Hearth and Harvest (MFF4), 593 Laurel Run Road in Port Matilda
Hillside Farm Market, 2201 University Drive in State College
Hissho Sushi at Giant No. 6524, 2121 S. Atherton St. in State College
Jackson M. Concessions (TFS3 People’s Choice), 169 Homan Lane in Centre Hall
Jackson M. Concessions (TFS3 PHD), P.O. Box 631 in Philipsburg
Just Jac’s Kettle Corn/Incredible Popcorn (TFS3), 169 Homan Lane in Centre Hall
K2 Roots, 109 S. Fraser St. in State College
Kim Chi Korean Restaurant, 1100 N. Atherton St. in State College
Kodiak Rush, 2042 Axemann Road in Bellefonte
Kozee’s Monkey Bread (MFF3), 212 B St. in Philipsburg
Kozee’s Funnel Cakes (MFF3 XM91314), 212 B St. in Philipsburg
Liberty Township Sportsmans Club, 1140 Marsh Creek Road P.O. Box 488 in Blanchard
Logan Fire Company No. 1, 120 E. Howard St. in Bellefonte
Lupita’s Authentic Mexican Food, 3180 W. College Ave. in State College
Lychee Chinese Restaurant, 1341 S. Atherton St. in State College
Main Won, 224 N. Front St. in Philipsburg
Maine Bay & Berry, 201 Elmwood Drive in State College
McDonald’s, 2167 S. Atherton St. in State College
Miller’s Caramel Popcorn (MFF3 XKV-9106), 111 Sandstone Drive in Bellefonte
Miller’s Tropical Sno Boston (MFF3 9ZD2), 111 Sandstone Drive in Bellefonte
MinitMart No. 235, 325 Front St. in Philipsburg
Nature’s Pantry, 2331 Commercial Blvd. in State College
Outback Steakhouse, 1905 Waddle Road in State College
Packer’s Bubble Tea (TFS3), Homan Lane in Centre Hall
Packer’s Concessions No. 7 Lemonade (MFF3 XDX9380), 623 Old Fort Road P.O. Box 333 in Centre Hall
Packer’s Orangeade-Lemonade (MFF3 XN03989), 623 Old Fort Road in Centre Hall
Philipsburg Kiwanis Club (TFS3), 140 Laurel Hill Drive in Philipsburg
Pleasant Gap Fire Co. No. 1 (TFS4), 475 Robinson Lane in Pleasant Gap
Professional Sports Catering — Spikes, 701 Porter Road in University Park
Rebelz Mobile Cuisine, 243 S. Allen St. in State College
Red Horse Tavern, 104 N. Main St. in Pleasant Gap
Residence Inn, 1555 University Drive in State College
Rita’s Water Ice Mobile, 1609 N. Atherton St. in State College
Rita’s Water Ice, 1609 N. Atherton St. in State College
Rosie’s Pierogis (MFF4 XKH-0475), 3282 Zion Road in Bellefonte
Sheetz No. 287, 101 Valley Vista Drive in State College
Sherri’s Fun Foods (TFS3 — People’s Choice Festival), 169 Homan Lane in Centre Hall
Smoke Square, 341 W. Lamb St. in Bellefonte
South Philly Cheesesteaks, 2782 Earlystown Road Suite 1 in Centre Hall
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 E. College Ave. in State College
Stever’s Concessions (MFF3), 2219 Jacksonville Road in Bellefonte
Sunset Slush Happy Valley Mobile, 680 Westerly Parkway in State College
Taipei Chinese Restaurant, 2121 S. Atherton St. in State College
Tamarack Farm (MFF2), 198 Immel Road P.O. Box 97 in Spring Mills
The American Ale House and Grill, 821 Cricklewood Drive in State College
The Nittany Cafe at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave. in State College
Trader Joe’s No. 629, 243 Patriot Lane in State College
Trinity United Methodist Church (TFS4), 121 S. Front St. in Philipsburg
Undine Fire Co. No. 2, 133 E. Bishop St. in Bellefonte
Vibe Coffee Company, 401 W. Beaver Ave. in State College
Walker Township Fire Co. (TFS4), 125 Firehouse Lane in Bellefonte
Woodward Cave Concessions, 147 Woodward Cave Drive in Woodward
Wow Fudge (TFS3 — PCF), 169 Homan Lane in Centre Hall
Note: Occasionally, a listed address — especially for mobile vendors and food trucks — is not where food is actually served to the public. Contact those establishments directly for specific service locations.
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Matt is a 2022 Penn State graduate. Before arriving at the Centre Daily Times, he served as Onward State’s managing editor and a general assignment reporter at StateCollege.com.