23 violations at Golden City Chinese in Colmar; Health Department threatens legal action for multiple repeat violations

23 violations at Golden City Chinese in Colmar; Health Department threatens legal action for multiple repeat violations

Colmar, PA

Golden City Chinese Restaurant

118 BETHLEHEM PIKE
COLMAR, PA 18915

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/13/2020 As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Golden City Chinese Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 23 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

The inspector noted in the report:

Due to continued non-compliance and the number of violations observed today, facility has been scheduled for a re-inspection on or after 08/26/2020. Should facility not be in compliance at the time of re-inspection they will be required to attend an administrative conference and will receive an additional re-inspection. Facility will be required to remit a re-inspection fee of $330.00 if given an administrative conference.  EHS observed portable butane stoves used by facility at prep tables which are not beneath a hood system and which lack methods of automatic fire suppression. Additionally, EHS observed Ansul service sticker indicating that system was last serviced in 2019. EHS was unable to confirm date of last professional hood cleaning. EHS contacted Hatfield Twp Fire Marshal during inspection. 1 prep refrigerator not in service at time of inspection. Before returning to service, facility must e-mail MCOPH a completed work order indicating that unit is operating at 41F or below to e-mail address provided at time of inspection.

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

  • (4 times repeat violations) Utensils and metal scrubber stored in kitchen handwashing sink. Handwashing sinks are to be used for handwashing only. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • (2 times repeat violations) Hot water handle not working for kitchen hand wash sink at beginning of inspection. Facility repaired by end of inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Uncovered foods observed in refrigeration units throughout facility.
  • Ice machine in side service area unclean with accumulation. Clean and sanitize in accordance with owner’s manual.
  • Wet wiping cloths stored in containers lacking any detectable sanitizer concentration.
  • No detectable chlorine sanitizer observed being dispensed by facility ware washing machine. Facility must cease use of ware washing machine. Facility may not use unit until serviced, supplying final rinse of 50-100ppm chlorine, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Send service report stating that unit is repaired and dispensing between 50-100ppm chlorine sanitizer to e-mail address provided.
  • Multiple TCS food items stored in 2 door reach-in refrigerator observed outside an approved cold holding temperature – 50-52F. Facility voluntarily discarded all TCS food items observed above an approved cold holding temperature during inspection.
  • (6 times repeat violations) Prepared and opened TCS ready to eat foods held under refrigeration in facility for longer than 24 hours missing required discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Date marking regulations were emailed at time of inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action. Facility observed using prep dates only.
  • (3 times repeat violations) Employee medicines/supplements stored in side service room beverage refrigerator amongst canned beverages and other food items. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations will lead to further legal action.
  • Foods observed with internal temperatures of 50-52F in 2 door reach-in refrigerator near cook’s line. 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. Email service report to email address provided. Failure to comply or await permission before using unit may lead to legal action.
  • Foods stored on floor in walk-in freezer.
  • (4 times repeat violations) Facility found to be storing many items for restaurant outside in back area (food containers, mops, mop bucket, large cooking pots, fish tanks). All items for restaurant must be stored inside to prevent contamination or properly discarded. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal actions. Citation possible.
  • Rice cookers actively in-use observed being stored on floor beneath cook’s line. Facility elevated rice cookers to a minimum of 6 inches from floor during inspection.
  • Door gasket of far walk-in refrigerator torn.
  • Facility is lining bottom of pans containing food with paper towels in various refrigeration units.
  • Facility observed hanging tags made from cardboard in 4 door reach-in freezer. Tags are absorbent and not easily cleanable.
  • Ice accumulation observed in 1 door reach-in freezer adjacent to handwashing sink in kitchen.
  • Liquid accumulation observed on countertop beneath tea/hot water dispenser in service area adjacent to ware washing area.
  • Drip leak observed beneath food prep sink near ware washing area.
  • Facility grease disposal containers stored on grass/soil in rear of facility. Facility must store these receptacles on a smooth, cleanable surface i.e. asphalt.
  • (2 times repeat violations) Front counter/bar area observed with excessive clutter and items unrelated to restaurant service and interfering with routine cleaning of facility. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • (7 times repeat violations) Debris observed beneath cook’s line equipment. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • (4 times repeat violations) Grease hood system filters not properly in place at time of inspection. The Hatfield Township Fire Marshal was contacted during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.