Boston Market in Langhorne fails 15th straight inspection; In-use utensils were found being stored in standing, room-temperature water (71F) on the prep table nearest the elevator- bacteria risk

Boston Market in Langhorne fails 15th straight inspection; In-use utensils were found being stored in standing, room-temperature water (71F) on the prep table nearest the elevator- bacteria risk

Langhorne, PA

Boston Market

360 N OXFORD VALLEY RD
Langhorne, PA 19047

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 5/13/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Boston Market was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer this inspection is one of 15 the Boston Market last passing an inspection on November 12, 2014. Prior to that inspection failed 6 inspections going back to May 11, 2012.

  • May 1, 2012- 16 violations including 9 food borne illness risk factors
  • May 11, 2012- 5 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • Nov 13, 2012- 10 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • May 2, 2013- 4 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factors
  • Nov 4, 2013- 7 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factors
  • May 8, 2014- 7 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • Nov 12, 2014- 0 violations
  • May 6, 2015- 10 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factors
  • Oct 30, 2015- 9 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factors
  • May 3, 2016- 6 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • Oct 31, 2016- 10 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factors
  • May 2, 2017- 11 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • Nov 6, 2017- 8 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • Apr 23, 2018- 2 food borne illness risk factors
  • Apr 30, 2018- 4 violations including 4 food borne illness risk factors
  • Nov 5, 2018- 10 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factors
  • May 2, 2019- 8 violations including 4 food borne illness risk factors
  • Aug 13, 2019- 9 violations including 5 food borne illness risk factors
  • Nov 19, 2019- 8 violations including 4 food borne illness risk factors
  • Dec 3, 2019- 6 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factors
  • Dec 16, 2019- 3 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factors

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

  • There is no food safety manager certified by this Department (CFSM) on duty as required. A CFSM must be on duty at all times the facility is open and/or food is being prepared. A completed application (SA-71)for CFSM, or proof of enrollment in an approved safety class must be submitted to the Department.  Repeat Violation.
  • Whole cooked chickens in the walk-in cooler were found uncovered. All products in refrigeration must be covered to prevent contamination. Food worker covered during inspection.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • In-use utensils were found being stored in standing, room-temperature water (71°F) on the prep table nearest the elevator. During pauses in food preparation or dispensing, food preparation or dispensing utensils may be stored in a container of water if the water is maintained at a temperature of at least 135°F. Manager corrected during inspection.  Corrected On-Site.  Repeat Violation. (To prevent bacteria growth water must be at least 135°F)
  • Floor tiles (cracked/missing) and grouting (deteriorating) in ware washing and floor drain area are not easily cleanable. Repair/replace affected tiles/grout.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 06/30/2020
  • The floor drain below the basement prep sink contains an accumulation of a black, mold-like substance. Detail clean and sanitize.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 05/20/2020