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:    12 Date of Inspection:    6/3/2008
Risk Violations Count:    3 License Number:    A 321
Arrival Time:    10:45:00 AM Expiration date:    1/31/2017
Departure Time:    12:00:00 PM Facility Closure:    
 Food Facility Name
  Abacus Restaurant
 Address
  1551 Valley Forge Road
 Municipality
  Upper Gwynedd
 Owner
  Shou Chen, Joe Chen, Chun Wu
 Telephone
  215-362-2010
 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 IN Proper use of reporting; restriction & exclusion    
Good Hygienic Practices
4 IN Proper eating, tasting, drinking, or tobacco use    
5 IN 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 OUT Adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible X  
Approved Source
9 IN Food obtained from approved source    
10 N/O Food received at proper temperature    
11 IN Food in good condition, safe, & unadulterated    
12 N/A Required records available: shellstock tags, parasite destruction    
Protection from Contamination
13 OUT Food separated & protected X  
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 N/O Proper date marking & disposition    
22 N/O 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 OUT Toxic substances properly identified, stored & used X  
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/A Pasteurized eggs used where required    
29 IN Water & ice from approved source    
30 N/A 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 X  
35 OUT Food properly labeled; original container X  
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 N/O Wiping cloths: properly used & stored    
40 OUT Washing fruit & vegetables X  
 
Compliance Status COS R
Proper Use of Utensils
41 IN In-use utensils: properly stored    
42 OUT Utensils, equipment & linens: properly stored, dried & handled X X
43 IN Single-use & single-service articles: properly stored & used    
44 IN Gloves used properly    
Utensils, Equipment and Vending
45 OUT Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used   X
46 IN Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips    
47 OUT Non-food contact surfaces clean    
Physical Facilities
48 IN 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 OUT Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used   X
  
 
  Montgomery County Health Department -- Division of Environmental Services
Inspection Report for Food Establishments
 
DISINFECTANT/SANITIZER:  Heat:   Chemical:   CFSM Name:   Exp. Date: 
TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
walk in cooler 40 ° F bain marie 40 ° F soup 160 ° F
chicken 38 ° F ice cream chest freezer 0 ° F  ° F
 ° F  ° F  ° F
 ° F  ° F  ° F
OBSERVATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
  Item No.                                                 Violations cited in this report must be corrected within the time frames below.
  8. Handsink in kitchen block by stack of buckets. cos. Food debris build up on hot & cold water handles.
  13. Eggs over mushrooms in walk in cooler.
  26. Cleaners stored on counter at coffee station.
  34. Inaccurate thermometer inside bain marie.
  35. container of salt lacking label.
  37. Noodles uncovered on trays outside kitchen. cos. Food stored in grocery bags in walk in cooler. Egg rolls stored in
  crate-like containers in walk in cooler & cooler at cook's line.
  40. Dish rag sitting in food prep sink.
  42. Mop stored in bucket.
  R- Foil and towel lining throughout kitchen area. corrected some during inspection. Rusty shelving inside coolers & near dishmachine.
  Food build up on shelving inside bain marie. Mold like growth on guard inside ice machine. Using duct tape on spiget at food prep sink
  & handle at bain marie.
  53. Rear screen door not closing properly.
  54. Fan vents with dust build up inside walk in cooler.
       
  Person in Charge: 
Inspector (Signature):  Lisa Nowicki             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 6/3/2008

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