24 violations at Latino Food Market Norristown; Kitten and kitty litter being kept in facility, Rodent-like droppings observed in retail area, Roach-like insect observed on hand sink, Fly-like insects observed throughout facility

24 violations at Latino Food Market Norristown; Kitten and kitty litter being kept in facility, Rodent-like droppings observed in retail area, Roach-like insect observed on hand sink, Fly-like insects observed throughout facility

Norristown, PA

Latino Food Market

501-503 W. MARSHALL 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 8/3/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Latino Food Market was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 24 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:

  • Current MCOPH license not posted at time of inspection. Facility has recently renewed license.
  • 3 times repeat violation: Facility lacking a current MCOPH CFSM.
  • Hand sink in deli area obstructed at time of inspection.
  • Lacking single service towels for hand sink in deli area.
  • Hand washing sign lacking at hand sink in deli area.
  • Raw chicken stored above raw beef in walk-in cooler.
  • Cutting board with heavy stains and deep grooves in deli area.
  • Facility overstocking retail cooler. Food items stored outside cold zone.
  • Cleaning products stored among food items and food contact items in deli area.
  • Light and airspace at bottom/side of rear door.
  • Rodent-like droppings observed in retail area. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH.
  • Roach-like insect observed on hand sink in deli area. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH
  • Fly-like insects observed throughout the facility. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH
  • Kitten and kitty litter being kept in facility.
  • Raw whole fish stored in stagnant water in prep sink.
  • Containers/boxes of food stored on floor in dry storage area.
  • Employee mobile phone stored in prep area of deli.
  • Food handler lacking hair restraint.
  • Torn door gasket observed on walk-in cooler.
  • Ice build-up in chest freezer.
  • Fan guards in the walk-in cooler are unclean.
  • Ceiling tiles stained in retail area.
  • Mop not stored hanging or inverted to dry.
  • Floor damaged at entrance to walk-in cooler.
  • During inspection, the inspector observed multiple employees wearing face masks improperly.