Health Dept: 10 violations at Rich’s Other Place Restaurant in Spring House; Fumbles 10th straight inspection since August 2016- All Out of Compliance

Health Dept: 10 violations at Rich’s Other Place Restaurant in Spring House; Fumbles 10th straight inspection since August 2016- All Out of Compliance

Spring House, PA

Rich’s Other Place Restaurant

924 N BETHLEHEM PIKE
SPRING HOUSE, PA 19477

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/5/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Rich’s Other Place Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

MCOPH show Rich’s Other Place Restaurant hasn’t passed an inspection since before August 2016:

  • Aug 31, 2016- 16 violations during a routine inspection
  • Feb 14, 2017- 15 violations during a routine inspection
  • Aug 18, 2017- 14 violations during a routine inspection
  • Mar 19, 2018- 16 violations during a routine inspection
  • Apr 2, 2018- violations at re-inspection following March 2018 routine inspection
  • Sep 18, 2018- 18 violations during a routine inspection
  • Oct 24, 2018- 3 violations at re-inspection following September 2018 inspection
  • Mar 25, 2019- 16 violations during a routine inspection
  • Oct 16, 2019- 9 violations during a routine inspection

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

  • Cutting board with deep grooves and heavy discoloration at Bain Marie
  • Asterisk lacking next to consumer advisory and corresponding food items on menus.
  • Common name label lacking on squeeze bottles at cooks line.
  • Heavily soiled dry wiping cloths stored at prep surface.
  • Wet wiping cloths not stored in a sanitizing solution
  • Cardboard lining shelf in ware washing room
  • Floor underneath of cooks line equipment is unclean
  • Wall behind cooks line equipment is unclean
  • Mop not stored hanging or inverted to dry.
  • (4 times repeat violation) Damaged light shield in kitchen. Failure to comply may lead to further legal action being taken in accordance with law by MCOPH