Friendly’s Ice Cream in Bensalem fouls inspection; Mouse droppings present in storage room, Small flies present near dish washing area and mop sink

Friendly’s Ice Cream in Bensalem fouls inspection; Mouse droppings present in storage room, Small flies present near dish washing area and mop sink

Bensalem, PA

Friendly’s Ice Cream

2369 STREET RD
BENSALEM, PA 19020

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Friendly’s Ice Cream was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food must be cold held at or below 41ºF. Several items in expediting refrigerated unit were not at proper temperature, ranging from 41-60 °F. Several items in front-of -house prep unit were not at proper temperature, ranging from 42-57 °F. These food items were stacked high in the containers, possibly resulting in elevated temperatures as both units’ ambient temperatures were acceptable. Affected food was discarded.
Do not stack past top of container; in expediting unit, fill line should be below interior plastic rim of unit (evident by condensation in containers ).
Stacking of sliced turkey should be minimal and product should be spread in layers to cool quickly. Turkey that was prepped today measured at 46-49 °F.
Tomatoes in line prep unit measured at 50 °F. Be sure that all time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods are at or below 41°F before placing in top of prep unit. This area maintains temperatures but does not readily lower temperatures.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.  

Small flies present near dishwashing area and mop sink. Notify pest control company and treat appropriately. Manager stated that call was already placed. Last visit from pest management company was 7/22/20.

Mouse droppings present in storage room. Remove obstacles near water heater so that pest management company can seal hole as indicated in record from 7/22/20.  New Violation.  

Gaps in both front doors (in center between doors) must be repaired to prevent entry of pests and/or disease vectors.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 08/31/2020  

Perform thorough cleaning and maintain the following to reduce attraction of pests/vectors:

-grease/food buildup under equipment on cook’s line
-buildup under soda syrup storage rack
-food debris under equipment in ice cream area

Remove cardboard from cook’s line and walk-in freezer. These materials cannot be easily cleaned and sanitized.  Repeat Violation.  

Handsink at front near dining room was not steadily delivering warm water. Repair and submit proof of repair to this Department.

All employees must use warm water of 100°F or higher to wash hands.  New Violation.  

Keep dumpsters closed at all times to prevent attraction and/or harborage of pests/vectors.  New Violation.