10 food borne illness risk violations at Hampton House Waffles and Eatery in Feasterville; 14th straight out of compliance inspection

10 food borne illness risk violations at Hampton House Waffles and Eatery in Feasterville; 14th straight out of compliance inspection

Feasterville, PA

Hampton House Waffles and Eatery

70 E STREET RD
Feasterville, PA 19053

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 5/29/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Hampton House Waffles and Eatery was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found. Each violation cited is classified as a food borne illness risk factor.

According to county health department records the Hampton House Waffles and Eatery has not had even one “In compliance” inspection since its opening inspection on June 21, 2016 according to the Philadelphia Inquirer:

  • Jun 21, 2016- 3 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Aug 22, 2016- 7 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Nov 9, 2016- 9 violations including 6 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Feb 11, 2017- 2 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • May 23, 2017- 3 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Nov 16, 2017- 4 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Feb 23, 2018- 3 violations with all 3 being food borne illness risk factor violations
  • May 24, 2018- 6 violations including 5 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Jun 1, 2018- 3 violations with all 3 being food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Nov 26, 2018- 10 violations with 7 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Dec 5, 2018- 5 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • May 16, 2019- 3 violations with all 3 being food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Nov 18, 2019- 5 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factor violations

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • There is no food safety manager certified by this Department (CFSM) on duty as required. A CFSM must be on duty at all times the facility is open and/or food is being prepared. A completed application(SA-71)for CFSM, or proof of enrollment in an approved safety class must be submitted to the Department.  Repeat Violation.
  • There was no soap or paper towels at the hand sink near the cook line. All hand sinks must be supplied with soap and paper towels. Provide soap and paper towels.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020
  • Upon arrival there were items stored in the hand sink next to the dishwasher. All hand sinks must be easily accessible at all times. The items were removed.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Observed moldy pork roll, cheese, and lemons in the refrigerator units. Also, several foods were outdated. Staff must go through food to ensure the food is in good condition and safe to consume. These were discarded.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • An extension cord is running from inside the establishment to outside in the shed. There was a freezer chest set up to this extension cord and holding food in the unit. This is completely prohibited. You cannot store refrigerators or freezers that are being used in the shed. This is unsafe and can contaminate the food. Remove freezer chest from the shed and do not set up electricty in the shed. The other refrigerator units in the shed were off and no food was stored in them.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020
  • There is no sanitizer at the 3 compartment sink. Provide sanitizer. There is hand sanitizer and sanitizer at the dishwasher. Chlorine based or quatenary based sanitizer must be purchased.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020
  • The slicer has old dried food accumulated on the blade on the unit. This needs to be completely taken apart and cleaned and sanitized thoroughly.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020
  • Eggs and sauce in the small household refrigerator are not at a safe temperature. These were discarded. The household refrigerator cannot be used anymore. Purchase an ANSI listed refrigerator that can hold foods at 41°F or above.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020
  • Cheese, salad dressing, butter and other time temperature control for safety foods in the 2 door sliding door refrigerator are not at a safe temperature. Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food must be cold held at or below 41ºF. These were discarded. Do not use this unit until it is serviced and holding foods at a safe temperature.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020
  • Observed chemical spray bottles stored above the prep sink. Do not store chemicals in areas that can potential contaminate food, food contact surfaces or wares. Also ensure all spray bottles are labeled with the common liquid inside the bottle.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/29/2020.
  • Do not let eggs sit out, keep them in the refrigerator.