Health Dept hits Aya Kitchen at Willow Grove Mall with 17 violations; Rodent like droppings, dead cockroach and fruit fly-like insects observed in prep room and upstairs storage room

Health Dept hits Aya Kitchen at Willow Grove Mall with 17 violations; Rodent like droppings, dead cockroach and fruit fly-like insects observed in prep room and upstairs storage room

Willow Grove, PA

Aya Kitchen

Willow Grove Mall
2500 MORELAND RD STE 3040
WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/14/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Aya Kitchen Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 17 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • Sign stating inspection reports are available upon request not posted in public view in facility. Sign emailed during inspection.

  • Facility is lacking a written vomit/fecal incident procedure at time of inspection. Sample document emailed to facility.

  • Facility found to be preparing hummus in upstairs storage room which does not have a hand washing sink installed and is not approved for food preparation. Facility must install a hand washing sink in this area if food preparation is to occur. Facility removed all food during inspection.

  • Paper cup observed in front service area hand wash sink.

  • Hand wash sink in ware washing area obstructed by food containers.

  • Both hand washing sinks in facility lacking paper towels.

  • Rodent-like droppings observed on floors in ware washing room, upstairs storage room, prep room, and inside of ware washing room hand sink basin. Facility must clean and sanitize all areas and have licensed pest control service. Send pest control report to fax or email provided within 10 business days. Pest control report must state treatment of target pest.

  • Dead cockroach-like insect observed in hand washing sink basin in ware washing room. Facility must clean and sanitize all areas and have licensed pest control service. Send pest control report to fax or email provided within 10 business days. Pest control report must state treatment of target pest.

  • Fruit fly-like insects observed in prep room and upstairs storage room. Facility must clean and sanitize all areas and have licensed pest control service. Send pest control report to fax or email provided within 10 business days. Pest control report must state treatment of target pest.

  • Soiled wet rag under green portable cutting board in prep room.

  • Compressor cover missing on ice maker.

  • Food splatter observed on walls in several ares of facility with heavy food splatter on walls in upstairs storage room.

  • Floor of walk-in refrigerator observed with food spillage.

  • Large hole and wall damage observed on wall in upstairs storage room to right of desk. Provide smooth, non-porous, easily cleanable surface.

  • Grease hood filters observed with grease accumulation.

  • Basin of mop sink observed heavily soiled. Sink was still capable of draining.

  • Non-operational light observed in walk-in refrigerator.