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:    7 Date of Inspection:    11/2/2015
Risk Violations Count:    3 License Number:    A14776
Arrival Time:    11:15:00 AM Expiration date:    12/31/2016
Departure Time:    12:15:00 PM Facility Closure:    
 Food Facility Name
  Benihana
 Address
  500 West Germantown Pike
 Municipality
  Plymouth
 Owner
  BENIHANA PLYMOUTH MEETING CORP
 Telephone
  610-832-5924
 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 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 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 IN Required records available: shellstock tags, parasite destruction    
Protection from Contamination
13 OUT Food separated & protected 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 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 IN Consumer advisory provided for raw or undercooked foods    
Highly Susceptible Populations
24 N/A Pasteurized foods used; prohibited foods not offered    
Chemical
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
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 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 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 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 OUT Food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed, & used    
46 OUT Warewashing facilities: installed, maintained, & used; test strips    
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 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: Y  Chemical: Cl & QAT  CFSM Name: Karl Moore  Exp. Date: 10/15/2019
TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
bar reach in cooler 37 ° F walk in freezer 0 ° F 2 door reach in cooler 33 ° F
drawer cooler 36 ° F sushi display cooler 41 ° F reach in cooler 34 ° F
hot holding n/a ° F sushi display cooler 38 ° F walk in cooler 39 ° F
bar cooler 41 ° F  ° F  ° F
OBSERVATIONS AND CORRECTIVE ACTIONS
  Item No.                                                 Violations cited in this report must be corrected within the time frames below.
  *Facility must correct and maintain all noted violations
  1:Facility lacking sign in public view on how the public can access MCHD inspection reports upon request
  1:Facility lacking sign in public view on how the public can access MCHD inspection reports upon request
  53:floor tile damaged by ice machine
  45:door gasket damaged on bar reach in cooler
  37:food stored on floor in walk in freezer(2xR)-delivery-COS
  14:debris build up on ice chute at soda fountain
  14:mold like growth on interior splash guard of ice machine
  45:paint chipping on bottom of glass reach in cooler in kitchen
  13:ice cream uncovered in chest freezer-COS
  46:dishmachine not working at time of inspection. Facility may not use until final rinse temperature reaches 180 F and permission is granted from MCHD
   to use. Facility must utilize 3 compartment sink to wash, rinse, sanitize all food related equipment and utensils until the above was completed
   Failure to comply may lead to possible legal action. Fax dishmachine repair invoice to 610-278-5167 attn: Liz Angelo
  notation:sushi rice is being prepared at time of inspection. Facility was able to properly demonstrate pH test calibration
  Facility showed rice preparation procedure at time of inspection for sushi rice
       
  Person in Charge: Chris Macartney
Inspector (Signature):  Elizabeth Angelo             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 11/2/2015

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