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:    5/6/2016
Risk Violations Count:    2 License Number:    A18881
Arrival Time:    11:15:00 AM Expiration date:    11/30/2016
Departure Time:    12:05:00 PM Facility Closure:    
 Food Facility Name
  A La Karte Boutique Cuisine
 Address
  106 N. Essex Avenue
 Municipality
  Narberth
 Owner
  Ofelia Cohen
 Telephone
  484-278-4101
 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   X
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/O Required records available: shellstock tags, parasite destruction    
Protection from Contamination
13 IN Food separated & protected    
14 IN 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 OUT Proper date marking & disposition   X
22 N/O Time as a public health control; procedures & record    
Consumer Advisory
23 N/O 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 IN Contamination prevented during food preparation, storage & display    
38 IN Personal cleanliness    
39 IN Wiping cloths: properly used & stored    
40 IN 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 OUT 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    
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   X
52 IN Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained    
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: QAT  CFSM Name:   Exp. Date: 
TEMPERATURE OBSERVATIONS
Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp Item/Location Temp
freezer 5 ° F freezer 6 ° F freezer o ° F
walkin refrig 36 ° F hot holding na ° 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.
  Facility must Correct and Maintain any and all noted violations
  1 - repeat - lacking MCHD cfsm cert (certificate May 5, 2019)
  Reciprocity application was left with facility. Facility has 5 business days to submit completed fom to MCHD
  45 - true single door cold unit at front counter with ice buildup in back
  45 - repeat - whirlpool freezer in back with ice buildup
  42 - 2xrepeat - mop not hanging or inverted to dry
  51 - 3xrepeat - employee restroom door lacking self-closing mechanism
  21 - 2xrepeat - lacking refrernce date marking on packaged food items in cold units
  53 - floors unclean throughout - including walkin refrig
  43 - at front counter single service food containers stored on the floor at time of inspection
  45 - kitchen hand sink unclean
  47 - fryer unclean
  46 - lacking QUAT sanitizer test kit
  54 - no light in walkin refrig at time of inspection
  Multi repeat violations may lead to possible legal action
       
  Person in Charge: Ben
Inspector (Signature):  Kelly Small             Please see original copy for PIC signature
    Date: 5/6/2016

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