Health Department slaps 7-Eleven in Hatfield with 25 violations; 5th straight “out of compliance” inspection

Health Department slaps 7-Eleven in Hatfield with 25 violations; 5th straight “out of compliance” inspection

CITY, PA

7-Eleven

304 UNION ST
HATFIELD, PA 19440

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/21/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations 7-Eleven in Hatfield was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 25 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

This marks the fifth straight inspection the 7-Eleven in Hatfield was determined to be, “out of compliance.”

  • October 6, 2016- 5 violations
  • March 20, 2017- 7 violations
  • March 22, 2018- 7 violations
  • February 19, 2019- 10 violations

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

  • Facility lacks a current Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) certified by Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). Facility owner has current food safety manager certificate. Facility must complete and submit reciprocity application with payment within 30 days. Failure to submit application with payment within established timeframe may lead to further legal action. NOTE: Facility requested that EHS physically mail application to store. EHS emailed application and fee schedule and will physically mail these items to store.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility lacks a written procedure for managing a fecal/vomiting incident. EHS supplied facility with physical copy during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Facility observed dumping half-and-half into hand washing sink at front counter. Hand washing sinks are to be used for hand washing only.
  • 1 pint of half-and-half observed with a sell-by date of 02/20/2020 at retail coffee cold well. Facility voluntarily discarded item during inspection.
  • Chicken wings in hot holding box observed below an approved hot holding temperature – observed at 112F. Facility reheated items to an approved temperature in turbo oven during inspection.
  • Dairy items in coffee condiment cold well refrigerator recorded with internal temperatures of 50-55F at time of inspection. Owner stated that refrigerator had been turned off earlier in the day to defrost, without removing items from unit. Facility voluntarily discarded 1 pint of whole milk, and 5 containers of TCS coffee creamers during inspection. EHS observed unit operating at 38F during inspection.
  • Facility observed with broken ambient temperature thermometer inside of coffee condiment cold well refrigerator. Facility replaced thermometer during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Facility lacks a functional probe thermometer for taking internal temperatures of foods. Facility must obtain within 24 hours. Failure to obtain within established timeframe may lead to immediate legal action.
  • Boxes of condiments at front counter area and box of raw shell eggs in walk-in refrigerator stored on floor. Elevate all foods to a minimum of 6 inches from floor.
  • Wet wiping cloth stored outside of sanitizer bucket on countertop at retail coffee area.
  • (3 times repeat violation) Food dispensing tongs found stored on equipment fixtures and in contact with plastic door flaps. Facility relocated tongs during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Facility observed storing boxes of single-use utensils directly on floor in retail area. Elevate items to a minimum of 6 inches from floor.
  • Facility observed storing coffee filters and to-go “boat” containers with food contact surfaces exposed in retail areas. Facility inverted items during inspection.
  • Facility observed lining bottom portion of chili cheese dispenser with napkins.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Non-food related items (i.e. squeegees, etc) stored in left-hand basin of three compartment sink at time of inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Mold-like growth and debris accumulation observed in basins of three compartment sink. Clean and sanitize.
  • Mold-like growth and spill accumulation observed on drink racks in walk-in refrigerator. Clean and sanitize.
  • Debris and spill accumulation observed on counter beneath turbo oven.
  • Leak observed at faucet of three compartment sink. Failure to repair faucet by established timeframe may lead to further legal action.
  • Toilet room door propped open at time of inspection.
  • Mop not hung or inverted to dry following use.
  • Damaged floor tiles observed around toilet fixture in employee toilet room.
  • Excessive spill accumulation observed beneath racks in walk-in refrigerator.
  • Multiple ceiling tiles missing/not in place in retail area.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Shatter shield tubes around fluorescent light bulbs in side storage room and above three compartment sink lack end caps. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.