El Limon in Ambler; Illness complaint sends Health Department to Ambler eatery, 7 violations

El Limon in Ambler; Illness complaint sends Health Department to Ambler eatery, 7 violations

Ambler, PA

El Limon

AMBLER, PA 19002

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/10/2020 following an illness complaint. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations El Limon in Ambler was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

The inspector noted in the report:

Inspection conducted based on a complaint that was received regarding a possible foodborne illness. Discussed with person-in-charge, proper handwashing, glove use with ready-to-eat foods, exclusion of ill employees, and prevention of contamination during food storage and handling.*

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

  • Mens restroom paper towel dispenser jammed. Facility placed roll of paper towels in restroom.
  • Bunches of cilantro observed stored on drain board of ware wash sink while wares being washed.
  • Sanitizer wiping cloth stored on cutting board surface on cooks line.
  • Food prep equipment stored in bin on rack blocking ware wash hand sink.
  • Facility storing cooked shredded chicken in grocery style bags in reach in refrigerator.
  • Food debris accumulation on door gaskets of drawer refrigerator on cooks line. Clean and sanitize.
  • Dumpsters observed overflowing with lids and doors not able to be closed. Maintain areas.

*Editor’s note: The Department is not assigning “blame” to El Limon and hasn’t disclosed details in its report about the illness report. Below are reports from other area El Limon locations

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