Montgomery County Health Department -- Division of Environmental Services
Inspection Report for Food Establishments
 
 Norristown Health Center
 1430 DeKalb Street, PO Box 311
 Norristown, PA 19401
 phone:  (610) 278-5117
 fax: 610-278-5167
Total Violations:    8 Date of Inspection:    8/12/2009
Risk Violations Count:    1 License Number:    A13498
Arrival Time:    10:55:00 AM Expiration date:    8/31/2017
Departure Time:    12:00:00 PM Facility Closure:    
 Food Facility Name
  American Star Diner
 Address
  1200 Welsh Road Suite 1
 Municipality
  Montgomery
 Owner
  Safi Safi
 Telephone
  215-368-4848
 Purpose of Inspection
  Routine
 Re-inspection on or after
  

FOODBORNE ILLNESS RISK FACTORS AND PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

IN=in compliance    OUT=not in compliance    N/O=not observed    N/A=not applicable
  
COS=corrected on-site during inspection    R=repeat violation
Compliance Status COS R
Demonstration of Knowledge
1 IN Certification by accredited program, compliance with Code, or correct responses    
Employee Health
2 IN Management awareness; policy present    
3 N/O Proper use of reporting; restriction & exclusion    
Good Hygienic Practices
4 IN Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use    
5 N/O No discharge from eyes, nose, and mouth    
Preventing Contamination by Hazards
6 IN Hands clean & properly washed    
7 IN No bare hand contact with RTE foods or approved alternate method properly followed    
8 IN Adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible    
Approved Source
9 IN Food obtained from approved source    
10 N/O Food received at proper temperature    
11 OUT Food in good condition, safe, & unadulterated X  
12 N/A Required records available: shellstock tags, parasite destruction    
Protection from Contamination
13 IN Food separated & protected    
14 IN Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized    
15 N/O Proper disposition of returned, previously served, reconditioned, & unsafe food    
 
Compliance Status COS R
Potentially Hazardous Food Time/Temperature
16 N/O Proper cooking time & temperature    
17 N/O Proper reheating procedures for hot holding    
18 N/O Proper cooling time & temperature    
19 IN Proper hot holding temperature    
20 IN Proper cold holding temperature    
21 IN Proper date marking & disposition    
22 N/A Time as a public health control; procedures & record    
Consumer Advisory
23 N/A Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods    
Highly Susceptible Populations
24 N/A Pasteurized foods used; prohibited foods not offered    
Chemical
25 N/O Food additives: approved & properly used    
26 IN Toxic substances properly identified, stored & used    
Conformance with Approved Procedure
27 N/A Compliance with variance, specialized process, & HACCP plan    
Risk factors are improper practices or procedures identified as the most prevalent contributing factors of foodborne illness or injury. Public Health Interventions are control measures to prevent foodborne illness or injury. * - Critical Item Requiring Immediate Action
GOOD RETAIL PRACTICES
Good Retail Practices are preventative measures to control the addition of pathogens, chemicals, and physical objects into foods.
Compliance Status COS R
Safe Food and Water
28 N/O Pasteurized eggs used where required    
29 IN Water & ice from approved source    
30 N/O Variance obtained for specialized processing methods    
Food Temperature Control
31 IN Proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control    
32 N/O Plant food properly cooked for hot holding    
33 N/O Approved thawing methods used    
34 OUT Thermometer provided & accurate    
35 IN Food properly labeled; original container    
Prevention of Food Contamination
36 IN Insects, rodents & animals not present; no unauthorized persons    
37 OUT Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display    
38 IN Personal cleanliness    
39 OUT Wiping cloths: properly used & stored X  
40 IN Washing fruit & vegetables    
 
Compliance Status COS R
Proper Use of Utensils
41 IN In-use utensils: properly stored    
42 IN Utensils, equipment & linens: properly stored, dried & handled    
43 IN Single-use & single-service articles: properly stored & used    
44 IN Gloves used properly    
Utensils, Equipment and Vending
45 IN Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used    
46 OUT Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips X  
47 OUT Non-food contact surfaces clean   X
Physical Facilities
48 OUT Hot & cold water available; adequate pressure    
49 IN Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices    
50 IN Sewage & waste water properly disposed    
51 IN Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned    
52 IN Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained    
53 OUT Physical facilities installed, maintained, & clean    
54 IN Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used    
  
 
  Montgomery County Health Department -- Division of Environmental Services
Inspection Report for Food Establishments
 
DISINFECTANT/SANITIZER:  Heat:   Chemical: Cl  CFSM Name: Sam Safi  Exp. Date: 12/31/2009
TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
walk in freezer 0 ° F walk in cooler 41 ° F walk in cooler 42 ° F
reach in cooler 40 ° F dessert cooler 35 ° F soup 183 ° F
macaroni salad 42 ° F cole slaw 42 ° F tuna salad 42 ° F
cream chipped beef 161 ° F diced tomatoes 45 ° F diced onions 47 ° F
OBSERVATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
  Item No.                                                 Violations cited in this report must be corrected within the time frames below.
  11. One half gallon Lehigh Valley Fat Free Milk dated 8/11/09. Voluntarily discarded and denatured. Corrected.
  34. Thermometers lacking for all cold holding units along cook's line
  37. Open bags of bakery dry goods (R)
  39. Chlorine concentration exceeding 50-100 ppm in sanitizer bucket. Corrected- water added to solution.
  46. Three basin sink set up improperly. Corrected.
  47. food debris on floor under bakery dry goods rack (R) and on interior surfaces of cook's line cold holding units
  48.Inadequate water pressure at handsink in men's restroom
  53. Damaged cove base outside of walk in freezer
       
  Person in Charge: Sam Safi
Inspector (Signature):  Rachel Larason             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 8/12/2009

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