Dead German cockroaches; A1 Japanese Steak House in Fairless Hills fumbles inspection after complaint to Health Department

Dead German cockroaches; A1 Japanese Steak House in Fairless Hills fumbles inspection after complaint to Health Department

Fairless Hills, PA

A1 Japanese Steak House

110 LINCOLN HWY STE 16
Fairless Hills, PA 19030

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/13/2020 following a complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations A1 Japanese Steak House was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

The inspector said in the report:

A complete inspection was not performed at this time. Today’s facility visit was in response to a customer complaint who stated that roaches were present in restaurant during a 03-11-20 visit. It was also brought to the attention of facility management at that time.

I spoke with the person-in-charge who confirmed that the complaint was noted and facility’s exterminator arrived on-site the following morning (03-12-20) for service. Exterminator treated but noted ‘no activity’. BCDH inspector observed dead roaches in a glue bait trap located in the liquor/soda syrup stock room (next to sushi bar).  

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

  • Spray canister of roach killer found in liquor supply room. This product is not approved for use in this food facility. Contact facility’s exterminator for any additional treatment required.  New Violation.  
  • Dead German cockroaches found in glue bait trap in liquor supply room. Food worker removed and discarded trap and replaced with new. All bait traps must be marked with date placed.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.  
  • An air gap is present at the bottom left of the back screen door. Seal or adjust sweep/trim to eliminate gap and prevent pest/vector entry.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 03/16/2020  
  • Upon BCDH inspector arrival, several food workers were observed not wearing hair restraints as required. Employees shall wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, that are effectively designed and worn to keep their hair from contacting exposed food; clean equipment, utensils and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles. Workers donned hair restraints during inspection.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.