Kumo Sushi and Asian in North Wales: “Mold-like growth observed in ice machine,” fails 6th straight Health Department inspection

Kumo Sushi and Asian in North Wales: “Mold-like growth observed in ice machine,” fails 6th straight Health Department inspection

North Wales, PA

Kumo Sushi and Asian Restaurant

1460 BETHLEHEM PIKE, SUITE 200
NORTH WALES, PA 19454

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 17, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Kumo Sushi and Asian Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

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

  • Steel scrubber observed in hand washing sink at sushi bar. Hand washing sinks are to be used for hand washing only.

  • Facility lacks means of drying hands at sushi bar hand washing sinks. Facility provided sinks with paper towels during inspection.

  • Facility lacking a current parasite destruction certification letter from seafood supplier. Facility given 24 hours to submit current parasite destruction certification to MCOPH. 

  • Uncovered containers of tempura stored throughout kitchen. Facility must cover containers when not in active use.

  • Mold-like growth observed in ice machine. Clean and sanitize in accordance with owner’s manual.

  • Facility lacks a consumer advisory statement linked to specific menu items that may be served raw/undercooked via the use of an asterisk (*) or other effective means.

  • Container of thawing chicken stored outside of refrigeration in kitchen. Facility returned item to refrigeration during inspection.

  • Wet wiping cloths stored outside of sanitizer bucket at sushi bar and in kitchen.

  • Ice scoop stored in ice machine, with handle in contact with ice.

  • Facility observed storing tongs on oven door handles at time of inspection. Facility relocated tongs during inspection.

  • Rice cooker stored on raw wood shelving. Seal shelving with a minimum of semi-gloss paint.

  • Grease-like accumulation observed on equipment at cook’s line.