Hometown’s New Asian Bistro by Walmart fumbles inspection; Raw chicken thawing inside stagnant water, numerous ready to eat and raw foods stored covered with soiled cotton/linen cloths

Hometown’s New Asian Bistro by Walmart fumbles inspection; Raw chicken thawing inside stagnant water, numerous ready to eat and raw foods stored covered with soiled cotton/linen cloths

Hometown, PA

New Asian Bistro

45 Plaza DR Unit #600
Tamaqua, PA 18252
570-728-0189

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services 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 New Asian Bistro was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code as evident by the violations observed in this inspection report.
  • Observed collander of pre-cooked chicken stored in direct contact with cardboard egg flat/carton located at main grill area. *Corrected*
  • Observed containers of raw chicken stored directly next to ready to eat food containers located inside walk-in cooling unit. *Corrected*
  • Old food residue and debris in/on surfaces of the following areas of facility: ingredient containers and flooring below dry storage areas, storage racks of walk-in cooler, and floors below racks of walk-in freezer.
  • Observed old food debris located on can opener blade and metal sharding located on flat surfaces below blade of can opener. *Corrected*
  • Observed hand wash sink located near 2-bay food preparation sink to be blocked with numerous utensils and was not accessible to hand wash during the time of this inspection. *Corrected*
  • Isopropyl alcohol and burn spray can stored directly next to food containers located no rear dry storage shelving. *Corrected*
  • Numerous ready to eat and raw foods stored covered with soiled cotton/linen cloths. *Corrected*
  • Raw chicken thawing inside stagnant water located inside 2-bay food preparation sink. *Corrected*