23 violations; Health Department threatens Red Lion Diner in Horsham with citation for 7 times repeat violation, Employees clothing hung on food and clean utensil storage shelves

23 violations; Health Department threatens Red Lion Diner in Horsham with citation for 7 times repeat violation, Employees clothing hung on food and clean utensil storage shelves

Horsham, PA

Red Lion Diner

1520 EASTON RD
HORSHAM, PA 19044

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/27/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Red Lion Diner 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 made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • No written procedure for managing vomitus and/or fecal incidents to minimize the spread of contamination and exposure; sample clean-up procedure issued today.

  • Distressed foods (#10 foods with no label, dented at seams) not separated from other canned foods in basement storage area.

  • (4 times repeat violation)-Extensive exposed foods in dry storage and refrigeration units (open bean bag in basement, baking ingredients under prep table, exposed foods in various storage refrigerators; potatoes, bacon, turkey, etc). Failure to comply will lead to further enforcement and/or issuance of citation.

  • Absorbent linen placed on exposed chicken in cold prep refrigerator.

  • Raw sausages placed over exposed mushroom container in 2-door reach-in refrigerator.

  • No chlorine sanitizer concentration at kitchen dishwasher; technician arrived on site during the inspection and repaired to be at 100 ppm.

  • Baked potatoes with internal temperature of 66F for unknown duration of time; ~5 lbs disposed at the time of inspection.

  • No date markings on facility prepared foods held at the establishment for more than 24 hours (i.e. stuffing, chipped beef).

  • Chlorine concentration at 3-compartment sink at ~200ppm; corrected to proper dilution.

  • (7 times repeat violation)-Food and food containers stored on the floor in dry storage ad refrigerators (onion, potato box, egg boxes, etc). Failure to comply will lead to further enforcement action and/or issuance of citation.

  • Dust and debris on top of canned foods in basement storage.

  • Employees clothing hung on food and clean utensil storage shelves in several areas (kitchen, ware washing area).

  • Soiled rags placed under the microwave oven for stability.

  • (4 times repeat violation)-Excess food debris and residue at interior and exterior surfaces of various food service equipment (sides of griddle stand drawer unit refrigerator, interior of cold prep refrigerator, mold like substance on fan guards of walk-in refrigerator.

  • 5Exterior dumpster lids and used grease lids left open.

  • Overflowing trash container in employee men’s toilet room in basement.

  • Excess cardboard boxes stored at the rear exit door of kitchen and on the floor of basement storage area.

  • Trash on the floor of men’s employee toilet room and at mop sink perimeter.

  • Wall damage with peeling surface at tray table near the dessert storage refrigerator.

  • (2 times repeat violation)-Stagnant water on the floor in front of ice machine.

  • Baby bassinet and baby items stored in the basement food storage area.

  • Missing and damaged floor tiles in front of 3-compartment sink.

  • The fluorescent lights at following area not shielded or shatter resistant; missing end cap at dessert storage refrigerator. by ice cream freezer, front cookie display case, wall mounter near the basement steps with clean utensil storage).