Avondale’s Sake Hana fumbles 2nd inspection this year; 11 violations, Tempura crumbs observed being placed in a vehicle at the start of the inspection, do not store food outside facility

Avondale’s Sake Hana fumbles 2nd inspection this year; 11 violations, Tempura crumbs observed being placed in a vehicle at the start of the inspection, do not store food outside facility

Avondale, PA

Sake Hana

The Chester County Health Department conducted a follow-up unannounced retail food inspection on 2/25/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Sake Hana was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

The restaurant, also,  failed to pass its regular inspection on January 6, 2020 with 13 violations. The restaurant passed one follow-up inspection on January 24, 2020 with no violations which usually ends follow-up inspections. The Health Department added in their report during that inspection, “Continued inspections may be conducted to verify all corrections are maintained.”

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

  • At the sushi display, the handles must be repaired. Paper towel observed holding handles.
  • The food facility appears to be washing and reusing five gallon buckets previously used for soy sauce, for food storage. These items, as the name suggests, are for a singular use and not food-grade storage items intended to be used for longer periods. Discontinue this practice immediately.
  • Clean the following: a. Perimeter of flooring behind the sushi area b. Wall and floor under the cook line
  • In the walk-in freezer, meats observed wrapped but not marked with the name. Label all food containers immediately. In the walk-in refrigerator and freezer foods for employee meals observed. Label for employee use only.
  • Plastic cup without handle observed in vinegar/lemon juice in the kitchen area. This was discarded on site. Dispensing equipment with handles must be used.
  • Tempura crumbs observed being placed in a vehicle at the start of the inspection. The crumbs were discarded immediately. Do not store any foods in areas outside of the facility.
  • An employee observed washing and not sanitizing the rice bin from the sushi area. The employee then put the rice bin through the mechanical dishmachine immediately and found properly sanitized.
  • At the bar dish machine, it was indicated that the machine is not being used, however, a rack of glasses observed in it. Also, the concentration of chlorine sanitizer was <50ppm when run. Do not use the unit until repairs are made. If unable to be repaired/replaced within the next two weeks and operating properly, remove.
  • In the women’s toilet room, the hot and cold handles are reversed. Repair or post sign indicating the hot and cold are reversed.
  • In the walk-in refrigerator, container of tuna observed thawing above box of avocados and raw meats observed stored above ready to eat foods. Foods must be properly stored. It is highly recommended that shelving be labeled to indicate what food items must be located there.
  • In the walk-in freezer, foods observed uncovered. Maintain all foods properly covered.
  • Clean the following: a. Inside of server fridge b. Underside of shelving at bain marie c. Exterior surfaces of equipment on cook line d. Interior of fryer cabinets

 

Avondale’s Sake Hana fails Health Department inspection with 13 violations; 4th failure in a year for Chesco eatery