Avocado From Mexico in Oxford has German cockroaches says Chesco Restaurant inspector

Avocado From Mexico in Oxford has German cockroaches says Chesco Restaurant inspector

Oxford, PA

Avocado’s From Mexico

Oxford, PA 19363

Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/14/2021. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Avocado From Mexico was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

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

  • 2 re-portioned packages of deli ham and 1 re-portioned package of salami located in the chest freezer in the basement: Commercially processed ready to eat food held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened from the original loaf packaging. These packages were dated during the inspection. Freezing food stops the date marking clock but does not reset it. So if a food is stored at 41º F for two days and then frozen at 0º F, it can still be stored at 41º F for five more days after removal from the freezer. The freezing date and the thawing date must be put on the container along with the preparation date as an indication of how many of the original seven days have been used. If food is not dated with these dates, it must be used or discarded within 24 hours.
  • Clean and remove all unused items from inside the cabinet under the kitchen hand sink.
  • Observed 1 dead German cockroach nymph inside cabinet under the juice dispenser located in the front service area & 1 dead nymph cockroach under the cabinet in the kitchen. Clean up the cockroach remains today and contact your pest control operator to schedule a site assessment. Provide copies of pest control service reports from the past 3 months. In the interim: * Inspect all incoming shipments of food & supplies for evidence of pests; * Monitor the facility daily for evidence of pests; * Eliminate or reduce the amount of cardboard in the facility. It should be noted that no other cockroach activity was observed throughout the kitchen & basement areas.
  • Observed open container of ice cream shells inside the cabinet under the juice dispensers located in the front service area. Store in a manner to prevent contamination.

This story was changed on 1/22/21 to reflect the inspection was completed by the Chester County Health Department not the PA Department of Agriculture.