15 violations, Elia Greek Restaurant in Glenside bumbles inspection in Glenside; Discarded about 40lbs of sausage by facility hung at stove exhaust hood with out temperature control

15 violations, Elia Greek Restaurant in Glenside bumbles inspection in Glenside; Discarded about 40lbs of sausage by facility hung at stove exhaust hood with out temperature control

Glenside, PA

Elia Greek Restaurant

264 N KESWICK AVE
GLENSIDE, PA 19038

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/19/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Elia Greek Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 15 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 lacking sign stating “The most recent health inspection report is available on request”. Sign must be posted conspicuously for the public. EHS supplied one. Sign was posted with license.

  • Facility lacking a Certified Food Sanitation Manager (CFSM) issued by Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). Facility granted 6 months to attain at the time of change of ownership. Due by 1-22-20. Date has past. facility has 48hrs to submit completed application. Failure to comply by by given deadline could lead to legal action. EHS left copy of reciprocity application and fee schedule.

  • Facility lacking a written policy / procedure addressing the clean-up of a vomit or diarrheal event. EHS supplied a sample policy.

  • Hand sink access blocked by coffee makers, in beverage area.

  • Raw chicken stored over over raw animal foods in 2 door freezer.

  • Facility storing raw shell eggs over ready to eat foods in walk-in refrigerator.

  • Can opener blade with dried accumulation.

  • Chlorine sanitizing ware washing machine observed with final rinse concentration of about 10ppm, must be maintained between 50-100ppm. Facility must cease use of ware washing machine. kitchen area. Facility may not use unit until serviced, supplying final rinse of 50-100ppm chlorine, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Fax report to 215-784-5524 or to the email provided.

  • Sausage made by facility hung at stove exhaust hood with out temperature control. facility stated sausage was prepared at 6AM. Facility voluntarily discarded about 40lbs. of sausage.

  • Facility using a Day Dot system as date marking by applying day dot reflecting day of prep and not the required discard date. All foods that are TCS, RTE, and held longer than 24hrs must be marked with a discard date not to exceed 7 days or the manufacturers sell by date. Commercially processed foods must also include an open date. EHS left copy of date marking guidance document at the time of inspection.

  • Chest freezer and ice machine in hallway accessible to customers. Facility must provide separation of ice machine and chest freezer from customers by ensuring both are kept locked at all times or by relocating to approved area. Should facility choose to keep the equipment locked it must be locked at all times. Failure to comply could lead to legal action.

  • Ware washer lacking effective hair restraint.

  • Blender with duct tape on exterior. Remove tape to provide surface that is smooth non-porous and easily cleaned.

  • Absorbent linen used to line ware storage shelves in beverage area.

  • Facility lacking chlorine test strips to verify proper concentration of sanitizer.