Top Compliance Issues in PA Liquor Establishments
  • Jan
  • 18
  • 2018

Top Compliance Issues in PA Liquor Establishments

  • By RAMP Training team

As the holidays fade away, and the flow of business returns to a normal rate, compliance should be top of mind for establishments serving alcohol. In the midst of the busy season, it's easy to let certain things fall by the wayside. We're all human, and it happens. But compliance and risk management are paramount to the continued success of your business.

Here at, we strive to provide you with the best experience, as well as the most up-to-date information regarding the Pennsylvania RAMP and Liquor Code Laws. Below are the top three cited compliance violations from the PLCB during the holiday season.

  1. Employees not completing RAMP training within 180 days of hire. The training helps managers and workers understand liquor laws so the business can comply with them. offers the most widely used online Server/Seller training course in the state of Pennsylvania, with instant access to course status and completion certificates for all your employees.
  2. Failure to maintain clean beer dispensing systems. In the state of Pennsylvania, it is the responsibility of the retailer, not the distributor, to clean the beer lines. These systems, including lines, faucets, coils and connections, are required to be cleaned every seven days, and records must be kept regarding the dates of cleaning and methods used (chemical sponge, glass beads, etc). Learn more here.
  3. Providing alcoholic beverages to patrons at an off-site event without getting the proper permit, registering the product, and/or paying taxes on the product prior to the event. Alcoholic beverages must be served in shatterproof containers when sold outside of an establishment. Learn more here.

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