Cold Stone Creamery in Wyncote fumbles 4th inspection, 12 violations, Health Department threatens legal action for multiple repeat violations

Cold Stone Creamery in Wyncote fumbles 4th inspection, 12 violations, Health Department threatens legal action for multiple repeat violations

Wyncote, PA

Cold Stone Creamery

3001 W CHELTENHAM AVE
WYNCOTE, PA 19095

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/16/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Cold Stone Creamery was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

According to reporting by the Philadelphia Inquirer Cold Stone Creamery has passed one of its last four inspections:

  • Apr 27, 2017- 8 violations with 5 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Jul 11, 2018- 14 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factors.
  • May 23, 2019- 18 violations with 6 food borne illness risk factors.
  • May 24, 2019- passed follow-up inspection with no violations.

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

  • (4 times repeat violation)Facility lacking a sign stating that the most recent health inspection is available by request posted in public view. Sign was emailed to facility during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain repeat violations could lead to legal action. Citation possible.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility food operational license not posted in public view. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (3 times repeat violation)Facility lacking a written procedure address the cleanup of a vomit or diarrhea event. Sample procedure emailed to facility during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain repeat violations could lead to legal action. Citation possible.
  • No soap provided in restroom.
  • Food handlers lacking hair restraints.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Ice observed dripping from walk-in freezer condenser unit with heavy ice accumulation observed on floor of freezer. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Unisex restroom lacking covered trash receptacle. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Mop stored in mop bucket and not hung or inverted to dry.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Walk-in floor seam running down middle of unit with raised edges. Surface not smooth non-porous and easily cleaned. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Tile cove base fallen of wall below ware washing sink.
  • Floor tiles lacking in front service area under ice cream display/service cases. Provide a smooth non-porous and easily cleaned surface.