Coatesville’s Double D Diner fails 4th inspection since December 2017, “entire kitchen area (FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS) is need of a cleaning”

Coatesville’s Double D Diner fails 4th inspection since December 2017, “entire kitchen area (FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS) is need of a cleaning”

Coatesville, PA

Double D Diner

1323 Lincoln Hwy E
Coatesville, PA 19320

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 17, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Double D Diner in Coatesville was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

The Double D Diner has received complaints resulting in the Health Department conducting additional inspections, as well as inspections conducted as a result of failing regular inspections:

  • December 19, 2017- 11 violations- out of compliance
  • January 9, 2018 passed an inspection with 1 violation.
  • April 2, 2018- 3 violations resulting in an out of compliance finding following customer complaint.
  • April 3, 2018- no violations finding following customer complaint.
  • April 4, 2018- 1 violation during follow up to April 2, 2018 inspection passing the inspection overall.
  • December 20, 2018- 9 violations cited during annual inspection. 
  • January 18, 2019- 2 violations cited during follow up to December 20, 2019 inspection. The violations did not warrant the restaurant being, “out of compliance”

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

  • Observed the caulk seal at three by sink / wall junction to be embedded with mold-like residue. Remove and replace caulk – Maintain and Clean every day.
  • Observed the following in need of a cleaning, and if not replacement: 1. Microwaves – clean interior and exterior. Maintain clean every day. Note: Microwaves that have peeling paint flakes on the interior need to be replaced. 2. Ice Cream Freezer – defrost unit and clean the interior of freezer. Defrost and clean today. Maintain clean every day. 3. All shelving within facility clean or replace: * All refrigeration shelving * Shelves next to mixers * Shelves next to fryers * Shelving and counter tops above the cook-line 4. Clean sides and tables of all cooking equipment on the cook- line (fryers, grills) 5. Mixers – clean entire mixer and table, especially the exterior of the mixer. Clean today and maintain clean every day.
  • The entire kitchen area (FLOORS, WALLS, CEILINGS) is need of a cleaning: 1. Wall behind slicer – food splatter 2. Entire kitchen floor, especially underneath all equipment (grills, refrigerators) 3. Hood vents 4. Kitchen Vents throughout kitchen area, especially next to mechanical dishwasher 5. Clean wall behind the cook-line 6. Clean the exhaust hood Clean today and maintain clean every day.
  • Ceiling falling apart at the exhaust hood. Repair and resurface area, so it is smooth and easily cleanable by 1/14/2020. Observed broken tiles on the wall and corner edge of wall at the walk-in refrigerator. Repair and resurface wall, so it smooth and easily cleanable by 1/14/2020.
  • Observed the floor of the walk-in freezer to be soiled. Clean today and maintain clean every day.
  • Remove all cardboard used as floor liners or barriers in the walk-in refrigerator. Cardboard is absorbent and not easily cleanable. Remove and correct today.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration. Provide sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
  • Single use buckets (pickle bucket) have been washed and re-used for food storage. These buckets are designed for single use and may not be reused. Remove all such containers, and if replaced, replace with NSF quality containers within 7 days.
  • Dishes may not be stacked when wet.* Allow containers to air dry before stacking. Observed the can opener mounted on the wooden table across from the mixer to be soiled and in need of a cleaning. Clean today and maintain clean. Observed the slicer to be soiled and in need of cleaning. Clean today and maintain clean every day.

* Wet nesting refers to the practice of placing two recently-washed items together in a nested fashion, preventing proper airflow. In a moist, dark, low-air environment, unseen bacteria grows unchecked, and suddenly that mixing bowl is a biological incident waiting to happen. Even at high temperatures, the food or ingredients you place on that wet-nested kitchen equipment can act as an accidental insulator, or even as fuel for further bacterial growth.