18 violations at El Super Taco in Norristown; Fly swatter among food contact items, Food items uncovered, Hand sink blocked

18 violations at El Super Taco in Norristown; Fly swatter among food contact items, Food items uncovered, Hand sink blocked

Norristown, PA

El Super Taco

517 W MARSHALL ST
NORRISTOWN, PA 19401

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations El Super Taco was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 18 violations were found.

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

  • Facility operating without a MCOPH license. Facility has 10 business days to submit license application and appropriate fee. Invoice emailed to facility at time of inspection.

  • 5 times repeat violation: Facility lacking a current MCOPH CFSM. Facility has 10 business days to submit reciprocity application or submit proof of registration in an approved food safety course. One employee has current ServSafe certification. Montgomery County reciprocity application emailed at time of inspection.

  • Hand sink blocked at start of inspection.

  • Raw eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods in 2-door cooler.

  • 3 imes repeat violation: Date marking lacking on secondary containers in refrigerated units.

  • Can of Raid observed in mop closet.

  • Facility lacking visible accurate thermometers in 2-door cooler in kitchen.

  • Light and airspace at bottom/side of air conditioner unit mounted in kitchen wall.

  • Food items uncovered in 2-door cooler in kitchen.

  • Fly swatter observed among food contact items in kitchen.

  • Bowl/cup used as scoop stored obtain dry goods/food items.

  • Facility using raw wood blocks to support cooks line equipment.

  • Rust build-up on racks inside 2-door cooler in kitchen.

  • Shipping wrap covering 2-door cooler outside restrooms.

  • Rack above ware washing sink unclean.

  • Door gaskets on 2-door cooler in kitchen unclean.

  • Facility’s shared dumpsters full at time of inspection. Facility storing excess bags of waste on ground outside back door.

  • 2 imes repeat violation: Floor under cooks line equipment unclean.