Cockroaches still not gone; Teikoku Restaurant fouls 2nd inspection in July, 6th so far in 2020 for Newtown Square eatery

Cockroaches still not gone; Teikoku Restaurant fouls 2nd inspection in July, 6th so far in 2020 for Newtown Square eatery

Newtown Square, PA

Teikoku Restaurant

5492 West Chester PIKE

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/8/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Teikoku Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 1 violation.

The inspector added this statement in the report:

At the request of the Department, a meeting was held on-site today with facility owners, manager, chef, and pest control operator. An action plan to aggressively control and eliminate vector activity was discussed along with conducting a physical inspection. A written action plan is to be submitted to the Department for review and approval. Department will continue to follow up with facility and pest control operator.

** Inspection findings were reviewed with Persons in Charge and report will be emailed. **

An additional follow up inspection in 1-2 weeks. Failure to correct the above violations within the specified timeframes may result in a $350 follow up inspection fine,
CLOSURE and/or other legal action.

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

  • Roach activity is still present in facility, mostly along the mainline hood area. Today, live and dead roaches of various life cycles were observed in multiple pest traps but were not seen crawling around. Most recent pest control report noted that roach activity is continuing despite the on-going treatments. Facility must take more aggressive measures to control, reduce and eliminate roaches. Complete/continue the following: * Certified pest control operator & Teikoku must submit a NEW ACTION PLAN to sufficiently and aggressively address roach activity * Pest control services must continue weekly. Submit copies of pest reports to Department PROMPTLY after service. * Maintain facility surfaces, plumbing and food service equipment in clean condition and good repair * Inspect incoming shipments for vectors * Keep all foods covered in storage * Eliminate standing water and other vector harborage conditions. * Keep exterior openings closed and tightly sealed * Remove any/all roaches (if found) and disinfect the affected area. * Follow pest control operators instructions for cleaning the treated areas and not disturbing the glue boards.

Inspection Teikoku Restaurant Newtown Square; Live and dead roaches of various life cycles, 6th inspection with roaches so far this year