Easton Buffet in Warrington, Ice machine has an accumulation of mold-like build up, grocery bags used for food storage; 9 violations cited by Bucks Health

Easton Buffet in Warrington, Ice machine has an accumulation of mold-like build up, grocery bags used for food storage; 9 violations cited by Bucks Health

Warrington, PA

Easton Buffet in Warrington

Creekview Center
377 Easton Rd
Warrington, PA 18976

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 25, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Easton Buffet in Warrington was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found.

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

  • Hand sink in the grill/soup area is being blocked with tongs. All hand sinks must be clear and accessible at all times. Discontinue storing items in the hand sinks. Hand sink in the ice machine area is not supplied with paper towels. All hand sinks must be supplied with soap and paper towels at all times. Provide.
  • Items in the walk in coolers and freezer are being stored without covers. All products must be stored with tight-fitting lids or cleanable non-porous covers. Items were also being stored on the floor in the walk ins. All items must be at least 6 inches or higher off of ground surface. Repair.
  • Ice machine has an accumulation of mold- like build up. Must provide a deep and detailed cleaning, sanitize and maintain regularly.
  • Employees were manually washing dishes without a sanitizer rinse. All manual ware washing must be conducted with a wash, rinse and sanitize step. Must educate all employees on proper ware washing methods. This was corrected on site.
  • Can opener attached to the prep table is unclean. Must provide a deep and detailed cleaning, sanitize and maintain.
  • Clean containers are being stacked while wet. Clean equipment and utensils shall be stored covered or inverted, and in a self-draining position that allows air drying.*
  • Take out grocery style bags are being used as food storage. All food storage must be in approved containers or materials. Take out grocery style bags are not permitted to be used as food storage. Remove and replace with food grade materials.
  • Employee restroom is a door that is not hinged to close on its own. Must install a self-closing hinge on this door so door does not stay open. Ladies customer restroom does not have a lidded trash can. Must provide.
  • The following areas are unclean or need repair: 1. Floors in the walk in cooler 2. Shelving in dish washing area 3. Walk in freezer floors have tiles missing Must provide a deep and detailed cleaning and maintain. Repair missing tiles

 

*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.