26 violations following inspection at New Wild Ginger in Huntingdon Valley, shampoo stored in sanitizer basin of 3-compartment sink

26 violations following inspection at New Wild Ginger in Huntingdon Valley, shampoo stored in sanitizer basin of 3-compartment sink

Huntingdon Valley, PA

New Ginger Wild

1928 County Line RD
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 18, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the New Ginger Wild was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 26 violations were found.

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

  • (3 times repeat violation) Hand wash sink by 3-compartment sink obstructed by several cookware items stored in basin. Removed.

  • (3 times repeat violation) Lacking paper towels at sushi station hand sink.

  • (3 times repeat violation) No chlorine concentration observed after running dish machine. Facility may not use unit until proper sanitizing levels are attained and written permission is granted by MCOPH. Submit service report to email or fax provided. Failure to comply may result in further legal actions.

  • Garlic and oil mixture stored at room temperature. Facility will discard mixture after 4 hours of preparation. Facility stated that mixture will be kept in prep refrigerator.

  • (5 times repeat violation) Prepared TCS foods held in facility for more than 24 hours missing discard date markings. Items such as dumplings, cooked ribs, eggrolls, fried chicken, etc. stored in walk-in refrigerator. Label should indicate the date by which the food shall be consumed on the premises, sold or discarded, not to exceed 7 days from date of preparation. Note: Repeat violations may lead to legal actions and the issuance of a citation.

  • Personal care product bottle (shampoo) stored in sanitizer basin of 3-compartment sink. Item removed. Employees informed to clean and sanitize basin.

  • (Repeat violation) pH levels of acidified sushi rice observed above the require 4.2. Employee remix rice with vinegar. Sushi rice was observed at 4.11 before end of inspection. Note: Rice was made an hour before end of inspection, and will be discarded at the end of lunch service (3pm).

  • Facility thawing meat at hand sink. Employee indicated that it was personal food. Meat still frozen to the touch, relocated to refrigerator.

  • (Repeat violation) Open large soft packages of dried mushrooms and other spices stored on shelf across from deep fryers. Store in containers with a tight lid.

  • Dry bulk goods stored with no lids, or loose lids. Employee placed lids on products.

  • (5 times repeat violation) Several buckets of food stored directly on the floor in walk-in refrigerator and walk-in freezer. Note: Repeat violations may lead to legal actions and the issuance of a citation.

  • Ice scoop stored on top of ice machine and lacking protection from potential contamination. Scoop washed and stored in clean place.

  • (2 times repeat violation) Single use to-go containers stored with food side exposed, above prep refrigerators in kitchen.

  • Single service containers with no handles stored inside bulk dry good containers. Removed.

  • (Repeat violation) Reach-down freezer observed with frost accumulation.

  • Wooden table next to reach down freezer observed with an unfinished and porous surface. Provide a surface that is smooth, non-porous and easily cleanable.

  • Condensation water observed accumulating inside prep refrigerator at cook’s line. A tray observed placed under equipment to catch excess water. Repair.

  • Facility storing can goods in opened and original cans (prep refrigerator).

  • (3 times repeat violation) Soaking rice in a container stored in wash basin of 3-compartment sink. Employees were informed to use prep sink for all food prep purposes. If current prep sink does not meet facility’s current demands, another prep sink may need to be installed.

  • 4(2 times repeat violation) White substance accumulation observed on fan guards in walk-in refrigerator.

  • (Repeat violation) Shelf observed with flour and tempura batter residues at cook’s line (in front of deep fryers). Clean and sanitize.

  • Black substance accumulation observed on walk-in refrigerator door gaskets.

  • Wooden shelf inside walk-in refrigerator observed with mold-like growth. Provide a surface that is smooth, non absorbent and easily cleanable.

  • Grease accumulation observed on hood system filters. Note: EHS will inform Upper Moreland Fire department about findings.

  • Mop sink blocked by several boxes and large buckets stored on sink basin, not allowing proper use of sink. Items were removed.

  • (3 times repeat violation) Grease accumulation observed on floor under cooking equipment. Grease also observed accumulating on sides of fryers, and on gas pipes in between units.