Inspection Hong Kong Kitchen Lansdale finds, “Dead roach-like insects observed sporadically throughout facility,” 10th fouled inspection since April 2017

Inspection Hong Kong Kitchen Lansdale finds, “Dead roach-like insects observed sporadically throughout facility,” 10th fouled inspection since April 2017

Lansdale, PA

Hong Kong Kitchen

549 S Broad ST
Lansdale, PA 19446

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/15/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Hong Kong Kitchen was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

According to reporting by The Philadelphia Inquirer the Hong Kong Kitchen has failed to be in compliance at 10 inspections since April 2017:

  • Apr 24, 2017- 18 violations including 6 food borne risk factor violations.
  • May 16, 2017- passed follow-up inspection with 1 lower level lack of good retail practices violation.
  • May 24, 2017- passed inspection with ZERO violations.
  • Jul 7, 2017- Complaint inspection following response to a “complaint of confirmed illness” finds 45 violations including 10 food borne risk factor violations. (see note below)
  • Jul 24, 2017- Re-inspection finds 5 violations with 2 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Nov 14, 2017- 46 violations including 11 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Nov 14, 2017- Passes re-inspection with 6 lack of good retail food practices
  • Dec 20, 2017- passes re-inspection with ZERO violations
  • Feb 14, 2018- 3 violations with 1 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Apr 5, 2018- 26 violations including 11 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Apr 6, 2018- passes follow-up inspection with ZERO violations
  • Apr 19, 2018- passes re-inspection with ZERO violations
  • Dec 11, 2018- 5 violations with 2 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Mar 4, 2019- 15 violations with 9 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Sep 25, 2019- 19 violations with 11 food borne risk factor violations.

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

  • Sign stating that inspection reports are available upon request is not posted in public view. Sign was emailed to facility during inspection.
  • (6 times repeat violation) Ready-to-eat food storage containers in walk-in refrigerator observed uncovered at time of inspection. Facility covered items during inspection. Facility may face legal action due to continued non-compliance. COS, Repeat
  • Sanitize compartment of three compartment sink observed lacking detectable amount of chlorine sanitizer. Facility adjusted chlorine concentration to an approved level during inspection. COS, Repeat
  • Interior of ice machine observed unclean with accumulation. Clean and sanitize in accordance with owner’s manual.
  • Facility observed lacking adequate date marking of prepared TCS food items to be stored in facility for longer than 24 hours. Adequate date marking consists of a discard date not to exceed 7 days from, and including, the day of preparation. Facility observed using prep dates only. EHS e-mailed facility PDA date marking guidelines during inspection.
  • Facility observed storing open/active roach traps directly adjacent to clean dishware and single-service utensils. COS
  • Dead roach-like insects observed sporadically throughout facility. No live activity observed. Facility must immediately clean and sanitize area(s). Facility must be treated by professional pest control service. Fax service report to MCOPH with in 10 business days. Send completed work order to e-mail address provided at time of inspection. – (Correct By: Jun 29, 2020)
  • Facility observed storing baby corn in open original can. Foods contained in metal cans must be used in their entirety, or transferred to another food grade container after can is opened. Facility transferred items to a food-grade container during inspection. COS
  • Fan guards unclean in walk-in refrigerator.

NOTE: The restaurant appears not to have been closed and the inspector noted in the Jul 7, 2017 report:

The purpose of inspection was MCHD response to a complaint of confirmed illness. At the time of inspection, EHS discussed with owner the importance of proper hand washing, proper glove use and glove changing, and procedures for sick employees. Manager stated not (sic) employees have been sick or displayed symptoms of food borne illness. Sick employees would be excluded from work.

MCHD will conduct a re-inspection on or after 7/21/17 due to number of violations. If and when facility is scheduled for an administrative conference and a second re-inspection, facility must submit a re-inspection fee of $315.00 to MCHD prior to re-inspection.

Facility must correct and maintain all violations.