Aldar Bistro bumbles 8th straight inspection; Fly-like insects observed in facility, Date marking lacking on food containers in refrigeration

Aldar Bistro bumbles 8th straight inspection; Fly-like insects observed in facility, Date marking lacking on food containers in refrigeration

Bala Cynwyd, PA

Aldar Bistro

281 MONTGOMERY AVE
BALA CYNWYD, PA 19004

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Aldar Bistro was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

According to reporting by the Philadelphia Inquirer the restaurant has failed to be “In Compliance” during an inspection eight straight times since November 2016:

  • Nov 22, 2016- 6 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • May 16, 2017- 5 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Oct 31, 2017- 9 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Apr 4, 2018- 8 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Oct 23, 2018- 7 violations with 2 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Apr 25, 2019- 11 violations with 2 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Nov 21, 2019- 9 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factor violations.

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

  • Sign for customer to request inspection report not posted

  • Cutting boards with deep grooves/discoloration

  • Date marking lacking on food containers in refrigeration.

  • Fly strips hanging in kitchen(removed) Fly-like insects observed in facility. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH

  • Food stored on floor walk-in freezer

  • Shelves in walk-in refrigerator rusty/unclean

  • Frost build-up walk in freezer

  • Door gasket torn/unclean walk-in coolers