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26 violations for Carolina Market in Philly; insect activity in the coffee prep area, Chemicals (bleach & WD 40) were stored on the same shelf with food and/or single service articles

26 violations for Carolina Market in Philly; insect activity in the coffee prep area, Chemicals (bleach & WD 40) were stored on the same shelf with food and/or single service articles

Philadelphia, PA

Carolina Market

2952 RIDGE AVE
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Philadelphia’s Office of Food Protection conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/23/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Carolina Market 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:

  • No person shall operate a food establishment that handles, prepares or serves non-prepackaged potentially hazardous food who does not have present and in the employ of the food establishment at all hours of operation at least one (1) person with a valid Food Establishment Personnel Food Safety Certificate issued by the Department.
    Course certificate present: Paulino Rodriguez Prometric Cert # 2088305 expires 3-2-25.
    City application issued.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Certified person did not know the reportable food borne illnesses or symptoms to restrict or exclude from food service.
  • An open employee’s beverage container was observed in a food preparation area.
    Beverage discarded. Reviewed proper method for drinking.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Towels missing in side storage/coffee prep area.
    Soap missing in food prep area. Sanitizer present.
    Sign & soap missing in 1st toilet room.
    Towels missing in 2nd toilet room.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Food facility Person in Charge not able to provide documentation that pastelillos are from an approved source. Removed from retail sale.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Raw eggs stored above bottled beverages and prepackaged beef sticks.
    Eggs moved to bottom shelf.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Produce scraps observed in combination hand wash/garbage grinder sink. Use provided food prep sink with an indirect waste to clean food.  New Violation.
  • Eggs held at 62 degrees F, rather than 45 degrees F or below as required.
    Chicken at 48 degrees F and fish at 43 degrees F rather than 41 degrees F as required.
    Eggs discarded. Chicken and fish removed to a refrigerator at proper temperature.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Opened commercially processed ready to eat food, located in the deli case, and held more than 48 hours, was not marked
    with the date it was opened, deli meat, cheese and mayonnaise.  New Violation.
  • Chemicals (bleach & WD 40) were stored on the same shelf with food and/or single service articles.
    Items moved to lower shelf.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Employee medicines stored in the food prep area, and were not stored to prevent the contamination of food, equipment or utensils.
    Moved out of food prep area.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible.
    Provide a probe thermometer.  New Violation.
  • Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper temperatures of equipment are not available or readily accessible in refrigeration units and hot holding cabinet.  New Violation.
  • Temperature measuring devices for ensuring proper equipment temperatures are not calibrated and/or functioning properly in the deli case. Thermometer reading approximately 20 degree F lower than ambient air temperature of the unit.  New Violation.
  • Visible physical evidence of insect activity observed in the side coffee prep area.  New Violation.
  • Beverages are not stored at least 6 inches above the floor in retail area.
    Elevate lower shelves minimum 6 inches above the floor to facilitate cleaning and inspection.  New Violation.
  • Hands washed in food prep sink.  New Violation.
  • Tongs stored on top of hot hold unit. Provide cleanable container to store tongs.
    Spoons stored in ambient temperature stagnant water. Store in running water or water at 135 degrees F or higher.  New Violation.
  • Non NSF/ANSI approved drying rack, wooden shelving, dunnage racks present. Replace with approved equipment.
    Unused refrigeration units, ice machine and other kitchen equipment present. Remove or repair the equipment.  New Violation.
  • Ice build-up present in a chest freezer in the food prep area.
    Clean interior of refrigeration units where needed.  New Violation.
  • Leak at the 1st toilet facility hand sink drain.
    Condensate dripping to basement floor.
    Missing elbow at basement drain line.
    Condensate in deli case dripping to a pan.  New Violation.
  • Water stained walls and ceiling.
    Walls, ceilings and floors not in good repair. Damaged plaster, irregular surfaces.
    Water leaking from ceiling in the dining area.  New Violation.
  • Mop stored in a bucket. Provide mop and broom hanger.  New Violation.
  • Holes and gaps observed in walls,floor/wall junctions and ceilings on retail, kitchen and food storage areas.
    – Water-stained and unfinished gypsum ceilings observed in rear food storage area and beverage storage area toward the basement access/trap door.
    – Uneven flooring present in customer’s seating area.
    Storage of material interferes with cleaning in the basement. Remove unused, excess material and equipment  New Violation.
  • Food establishment licensee and operation changes require submission of a Plan Review Application.
  • Establishment observed selling tobacco products with out a Philadelphia permit. Immediately discontinue sales of tobacco products. Tobacco removed for sale at time of inspection. Remove all tobacco products from the establishment. Tobacco products are not allowed to be sold with out the proper Philadelphia permit.