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:    13 Date of Inspection:    8/21/2008
Risk Violations Count:    4 License Number:    C 953
Arrival Time:    11:47:00 AM Expiration date:    1/31/2017
Departure Time:    12:40:00 PM Facility Closure:    
 Food Facility Name
  1710 Swede Road
  Maher Al-Haffar
 Purpose of Inspection
 Re-inspection on or after


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    
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 X
14 OUT Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized    
15 IN 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 N/O Proper hot holding temperature    
20 OUT Proper cold holding temperature X  
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    
25 N/A 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 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    
35 IN Food properly labeled; original container    
Prevention of Food Contamination
36 IN Insects, rodents & animals not present; no unauthorized persons    
37 IN Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display    
38 IN Personal cleanliness    
39 N/O Wiping cloths: properly used & stored    
40 N/O Washing fruit & vegetables    
Compliance Status COS R
Proper Use of Utensils
41 OUT In-use utensils: properly stored X  
42 OUT Utensils, equipment & linens: properly stored, dried & handled X  
43 IN Single-use & single-service articles: properly stored & used    
44 N/O Gloves used properly    
Utensils, Equipment and Vending
45 OUT Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used X  
46 OUT Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips X  
47 IN 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 OUT Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned   X
52 OUT Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained X  
53 OUT Physical facilities installed, maintained, & clean    
54 OUT Adequate ventilation & lighting; designated areas used    
  Montgomery County Health Department -- Division of Environmental Services
Inspection Report for Food Establishments
DISINFECTANT/SANITIZER:  Heat:   Chemical: Cl & QAT  CFSM Name: Al Haffar Maher  Exp. Date: 6/30/2010
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
Fresh to go cooler 38 ° F reach-in refrigerator 40 ° F hotdog 140 ° F
ice cream chest freezer -20 ° F tv dinners freezer -9 ° F walk in refrigerator 39 ° F
milk 61 ° F  ° F  ° F
 ° F  ° F  ° F
  Item No.                                                 Violations cited in this report must be corrected within the time frames below.
  52:dumpster lid open-Corrected
  45:Cloth lining chili cheese machine & ketchup/mustard dispensers-Corrected
  14:mold-like growth @ soda fountain ice-chute
  8:employee washing rack @ handsink in register area
  41:hot dog single service items stored with food contact surfaces exposed-corrected
  41:using paper cup as scoop for obtaining salt @ register area
  13:salt uncovered on shelf @ register area & pretzels uncovered @ register area-corrected
  13:eggs and raw bacon stored over orange drinks & ice tea in reach-in refrigerator-corrected(R)
  45:raw wood shelving in dry storage room. Repaint with semi-gloss paint or high semi-gloss paint
  20:self serving milk and creams out of temperature. Items were reading 62 F. Items were voluntary discarded and denatured
  46:dish soap, brush, and ice tea stored in sanitize bin @ 3-bay sink-corrected
  42:mop stored in mop bucket. Hang or invert to dry-corrected
  34:white reach-in freezer lacking visable thermometer
  53,45:door gasket broken & duck taped on white reach-in freezer
  54:light shield Iacking on light in employee restroom
  51:lid lacking on trashcan in employee restroom(R)
  53:equipment & floors unclean in back storage room
  20:self serving milk and creams out of temperature. Items were reading 62 F. Items were voluntary discarded and denatured
  self serving milk and creams out of temperature. Items were reading 62 F. Items were voluntary discarded and denatured
  Person in Charge: Med Belgh
Inspector (Signature):  Elizabeth Angelo             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 8/21/2008

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