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10 violations at Palz Tap House in Huntindon Valley; Drain fly like insects at basement mop sink area, Light bulb cages and glass covers with dripping grease

10 violations at Palz Tap House in Huntindon Valley; Drain fly like insects at basement mop sink area, Light bulb cages and glass covers with dripping grease

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Palz Tap House

1902 COUNTY LINE RD
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA 19006

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on3/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Palz Tap House was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • Facility observed with what appeared to be expired TCS foods* in walk-in refrigerator that were past the date marking to discard or use by indicted on the products. Items included some soups, sauces, and prepared TCS foods such as cut tomatoes. Items that appeared to be expired were voluntarily discarded.
  • Dead flying insects trapped in light shields in kitchen. Remove dead insects.
  • Drain fly like insects at basement mop sink area. Facility must have licensed pest control for target pest within the next 10 business days and email work order.
  • Facility nestling containers of food inside one another in prep units with bottoms of containers in contact with some foods.
  • Facility with washed and reused single service pints and quarts on dry rack in ware wash area. Discarded.
  • Some Rubber spatulas hanging on clean ware area above ware wash sink with chipping/ deteriorated food contact surfaces. Discard damaged utensils.
  • Packing plastic not removed from upper door of salad prep refrigerator and beginning to peel. Remove.
  • Dried debris on top of ware wash machine. Clean.
  • Light bulb cages and glass covers with Dripping grease and accumulation at hood on cooks line. Clean.

*Time and Temperature Control (TCS) Foods- Any type of food can host contaminants, but some foods are better than others for the growth of pathogens. Foods that need time and temperature control for safety—known as TCS foods—include milk and dairy products, eggs, meat (beef, pork, and lamb), poultry, fish, shellfish and crustaceans, baked potatoes, tofu or other soy protein, sprouts and sprout seeds, sliced melons, cut tomatoes, cut leafy greens, untreated garlic-and-oil mixtures, and cooked rice, beans, and vegetables.