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:    10 Date of Inspection:    2/25/2014
Risk Violations Count:    2 License Number:    A13498
Arrival Time:    10:20:00 AM Expiration date:    8/31/2017
Departure Time:    11:40:00 AM 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 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 OUT No bare hand contact with RTE foods or approved alternate method properly followed X  
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 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/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/O 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 OUT Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display X  
38 IN Personal cleanliness    
39 IN 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 OUT Utensils, equipment & linens: properly stored, dried & handled 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 OUT 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 OUT Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices    
50 IN Sewage & waste water properly disposed    
51 OUT Toilet facilities: properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned X  
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: Y  Chemical: Cl  CFSM Name: Hosam Safi  Exp. Date: 6/30/2015
TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
walk-in cooler 36 ° F walk-in cooler 41 ° F 1 door glass reach-in cooler 30 ° F
salad dressing at salad bar 44 ° F gravy 153 ° F drawer cooler 32 ° F
1 door reach-in cooler 38 ° F walk-in freezer -14 ° F work top freezer 8 ° F
dessert display cooler 40 ° F drawer cooler 40 ° F milk dispenser 37 ° F
OBSERVATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
  Item No.                                                 Violations cited in this report must be corrected within the time frames below.
  7: Server had bare hand contact with ready to eat toast. Manager instructed employee to use gloves or tongs. COS.
  13: Raw eggs above ready to eat food in walk-in cooler. COS.
  37: Food item, knife, and power drill stored in utensil storage drawer. COS.
  37: Food items uncovered in some reach-in cooling units (work top freezer, prep coolers, etc.)
  42: Floor mat stored on top of cutting board on shelf.
  45: Cardboard on shelf under microwave. Remove.
  45: Cardboard on bottom shelf of back prep table. COS.
  46: Soiled utensils stored in rinse basin of 3 basin sink.
  47: Debris build-up on fan guard in 1 door glass reach-in cooler.
  49: Leak observed at left urinal in men's public restroom.
  51: Paper towels lacking at hand sink in employee unisex restroom. COS.
  53: Some water stained ceiling tiles observed above dessert display area and customer seating area.
       
  Person in Charge: Diab Safi
Inspector (Signature):  Jennifer Beagle             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 2/25/2014

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