Inspection Panera Bread Willow Grove; using expired half and half, fumbles 3rd straight inspection

Inspection Panera Bread Willow Grove; using expired half and half, fumbles 3rd straight inspection

Willow Grove, PA

Panera Bread

30 Park AVE
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 6/15/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Panera Bread in Willow Grove was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

This most recent inspection marks six times the restaurant has failed to be in compliance during an inspection by the Health Department according to The Philadelphia Inquirer since November 2016:

  • Nov 10, 2016- 7 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.
  • May 22, 2017- passed with 5 lower level “lack of good retail practices” violations.
  • Apr 9, 2018- Complaint inspection finds 10 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.
  • Nov 20, 2018- Complaint inspection finds 7 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Dec 10, 2018- passes following a complaint with 2 lower level “lack of good retail practices” violations.
  • Apr 29, 2019- 11 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Aug 29, 2019- Routine and Complaint inspection finds 9 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.

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

  • Several knives in clean wear knife box on wall in prep area observed still soiled. Cleaned and sanitized. COS
  • Chlorine ware wash machine not registering sanitizer at time of inspection. 0ppm. Facility took unit out of service at time of inspection.
    Facility must have unit serviced and email work order.
    Facility may not utilize unit until EHS reviews work order and grant verbal permission.
    Failure to comply may lead to legal actions.
  • Facility observed with 3 half gallons of half-and-half in use in under counter refrigerator at front service area. Expired 6/10/2020. Products discarded. COS
  • Pipe observed with flowing leak at plumbing above ware wash machine. Repair.