Allentown’s Beijing Wok warned by inspector, “Not controlling pests as evidenced by its ongoing pest problem. The operation currently receives monthly treatment, yet the problem persists.”

Allentown’s Beijing Wok warned by inspector, “Not controlling pests as evidenced by its ongoing pest problem. The operation currently receives monthly treatment, yet the problem persists.”

Allentown, PA

Beijing Wok

966 W HAMILTON ST
Allentown, PA 18101
610-770-6020

The City of Allentown conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Beijing Wok was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

  • Raw chicken was stored above shell eggs and bean sprouts in the walk in cooler. Raw chicken should be stored below all other food product.
  • Shrimp, broccoli, and plantains in the walk in cooler were stored open with no covering. Cover foods being kept in storage.
  • Bowls containing food preparation are being nested inside of other food storage containers in an effort to save space. Do not store smaller food containers inside of larger food containers, when they are actively holding food.
  • Date marking is not occurring on product that is prepared in house and held longer than 24hrs. Date mark any product that is prepared in house and held longer than 24hrs. The discard date of such product should be six days from the date of preparation.
  • Non-food contact surfaces, such as the floor behind the bain maire, is not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. Clean this area.
  • Facility is not controlling pests as evidenced by its ongoing pest problem. The operation currently receives monthly treatment, yet the problem persists. Increase pest treatments to a bimonthly basis, with a strong focus in the basement.
  • The racks inside the walk in cooler are rusty. Replace these units.