20 violations at Arianita’s Mini Market in Norristown; Ice cream scoop stored in bowl of stagnant water, Rodent-like droppings on bottom shelf in corner of dry-goods retail area, next to candles and under dried beans

20 violations at Arianita’s Mini Market in Norristown; Ice cream scoop stored in bowl of stagnant water, Rodent-like droppings on bottom shelf in corner of dry-goods retail area, next to candles and under dried beans

Norristown, PA

Arianita’s Mini Market

1353 MARKLEY ST
NORRISTOWN, PA 19401

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/6/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Arianita’s Mini Market was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 20 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 operating without a MCOPH license. Facility has 5 business days to submit license application and appropriate fee.
  • Inspection request signage not posted at time of inspection.
  • Facility lacking soap at hand sink in basement.
  • One gallon container of Clover Farms milk with sell-by date of 7/25/20. Facility voluntarily discarded.
  • Raw eggs stored over ready-to-eat items in ‘Eat Fresh’ 1-door cooler.
  • Multiple food items in ‘Eat Fresh’ 1-door cooler observed with internal temperature greater than 41F.*
  • Can of Raid next to mop sink. Facility voluntarily discarded.
  • Facility lacking labels on chunk cantaloupe in clam shell containers in retail cooler.
  • Rodent-like droppings on bottom shelf in corner of dry-goods retail area, next to candles and under dried beans. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH.
  • Containers of food stored on floor behind counter.
  • Facility using plastic cups as scoops in bulk nuts containers in front of counter.
  • Facility storing food items next to and directly above mop sink.
  • Ice cream scoop stored in bowl of stagnant water on top of freezer immediately inside front door.
  • Knife stored on shelf in dry-goods retail area.
  • Boxes of single service food contact items stored on floor in front of counter.
  • Single service containers stored with food contact surface exposed on top of and behind counter.
  • Cardboard shelf liner used in multiple coolers and under cans of Goya beans in dry-goods retail area.
  • Absorbent cloth and aluminum foil lining surface underneath cutting board at end of counter next to ‘Eat Fresh’ 1-door cooler.
  • Floor underneath ‘Eat Fresh’ 1-door cooler unclean.
  • Carpet on floor behind counter. Does not meet MCOPH code. Floor must be smooth, continuous, non-porous, and easily-cleanable.

*The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food. These violations are considered, "Food Borne Illness Risk Factor" violations.