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:    6 Date of Inspection:    4/3/2013
Risk Violations Count:    2 License Number:    A 426
Arrival Time:    9:55:00 AM Expiration date:    4/30/2017
Departure Time:    11:00:00 AM Facility Closure:    
 Food Facility Name
  Alex's Tavern
 Address
  667 Egypt Road
 Municipality
  Upper Providence
 Owner
  Alexander DiNolfi
 Telephone
  610-935-0882
 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 OUT 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 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 IN 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  
14 N/O Food-contact surfaces: cleaned & sanitized   X
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/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 IN 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 OUT Wiping cloths: properly used & stored    
40 N/O 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 N/O Gloves used properly    
Utensils, Equipment and Vending
45 IN Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used    
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 OUT Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned    
52 IN Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained    
53 OUT Physical facilities installed, maintained, & clean   X
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: QAT  CFSM Name: See #1  Exp. Date: 
TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
Meatballs in steam table 159 ° F Bain Marie 40  ° F reach-in cooler 40 ° F
reach-in freezer 0 ° F Bar cooler 38 ° 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.
  1: MCHD CFSM Certificate expired. Facility provided class registration, scheduled for May 8, 2013. Submit reciprocity application when
  completion certificate is received. Left reciprocity application.
  13: Raw shelled eggs stored over ready to eat vegetables. COS
  14: 2R: Mold-like growth on interior ceiling of ice machine. Clean and sanitize per manufacturer's directions.
  14: 2R: Mold-like growth on interior of soda gun holster at bar. Clean and sanitize.
  39: Wet wiping cloths stored on slicer and bar top. Store in sanitizer between uses.
  47: Grease and food-like build-up on shelf under grill. Clean and sanitize.
  51: Inoperable self-closing door mechanism on women's room. Repair.
  53: 2R: Chipped floor tiles in back kitchen area. Repair to ensure surface is smooth, non-porous and easily cleanable.
  53: Dust and food-like build-up on floor under equipment in front bar area and back kitchen area. Clean and sanitize.
  53: 2R: Lightshields, coated bulbs or shatter resistant bulbs lacking for lights over back kitchen area and front grill area. Provide.
  Note: Correct violations and maintain compliance. Further repeats may lead to additional action in accordance to law.
  Note: Correct violations and maintain compliance. Further repeats may lead to additional action in accordance to law.
       
  Person in Charge: Alex Dinolfi
Inspector (Signature):  Stephan Cap             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 4/3/2013

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