“Fly like insects observed in ware wash area” Arugula Ristorante fumbles 8th straight inspection in Plymouth Meeting

“Fly like insects observed in ware wash area” Arugula Ristorante fumbles 8th straight inspection in Plymouth Meeting

Plymouth Meeting,  PA

Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point Village

2350 BUTLER PIKE
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA 19462

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/23/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Arugula Ristorante at Cold Point Village was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer this latest inspection marks the eighth straight failure by the restaurant to be, “In Compliance” at an inspection by the Health Department:

  • Sep 29, 2016- 6 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.
  • Mar 16, 2017- 13 violations with 6 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Oct 25, 2017- 8 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.
  • Feb 6, 2018- 8 violations with 2 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Oct 5, 2018- 11 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factor violations.  “Live roach-like insects observed on glue board in office.”
  • Mar 6, 2019- 13 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factor violations. “Fly like insect observed in kitchen area”
  • Aug 7, 2019- 7 violations with 2 food borne illness risk factor violations. Fly-like insects observed throughout facility. 

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

  • Food slicer splash guard unclean.

  • Asterisk lacking next to consumer advisory and corresponding food items on menus.

  • Bug light stored over dish machine.

  • Fly like insects observed in ware wash area. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH

  • Food handler lacking hair restraint

  • Single service food containers stored with food contact surface exposed at cook line.

  • Ice build up in walk in freezer throughout.

  • Final rinse temperature gauge not recording proper temperature. Facility used irreversible temperature measuring device to confirm dish machine was at proper final sainting temperature. Facility has 5 days to submit a completion work order to MCOPH.