15 violations for Mama’s Diner in Cheltenham; Employee washing hands without soap, prescription medication and vitamins stored with disposable food utensils

15 violations for Mama’s Diner in Cheltenham; Employee washing hands without soap, prescription medication and vitamins stored with disposable food utensils

Cheltenham, PA

Mama’s Diner in Cheltenham

57 CHELTENHAM AVE
Cheltenham, PA 19012

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/17/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Mama’s Diner 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:

  • Employee beverage containers stored on food prep surfaces in kitchen.

  • Employee observed washing their hands without soap inside of the food prep sink. Facility instructed on proper hand washing procedures during inspection.

  • Front counter hand wash sink found with sponge and scrub brush in sink basin.

  • Lacking paper towels at kitchen area hand washing sink.

  • Employee observed washing utensils inside of food prep sink without proper wash, rinse, sanitize, and air dry procedures.

  • Chlorine sanitizer bucket tested above 200ppm. Facility diluted solution to approved 50ppm.

  • Half-and-half in front counter 1 door refrigerator recorded with internal temperature of 54F. Facility voluntarily discarded half and half.

  • Facility lacking discard date marking on prepared/opened foods stored under refrigeration longer than 24 hours. Discard date must not exceed 7 days from prep/open date. Facility emailed date marking regulations during inspection.

  • Facility storing potatoes, eggs, and bacon outside of temperature control during service without proper time temperature log. Facility made time temperature log at time of inspection.

  • Bottles of prescription medication and vitamin supplements stored in cabinet at front counter with disposable food utensils. Vaping liquid found stored above food prep surface in kitchen.

  • Front counter 1 door refrigerator recorded with ambient temperature of 59F. Facility must immediately stop using the unit. Facility may not use the unit until serviced by licensed professional, AND unit is operating at 41F or below, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Send service report to the email provided. Failure to comply or await permission before using unit may lead to legal action.

  • Facility lacking a food probe thermometer to take internal food temperatures.

  • Two large pots of potatoes found inside of 3 compartment sink.

  • Food items stored on floor of walk-in refrigerator.

  • Facility lacking chlorine test trips.