Langhorne 7-Eleven fouls inspection; pizza slicer is being thrown into the hand sink between use; must clean and sanitize before use

Langhorne 7-Eleven fouls inspection; pizza slicer is being thrown into the hand sink between use; must clean and sanitize before use

Langhorne, PA

7-Eleven

200 N PINE ST
LANGHORNE, PA 19047

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/26/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations 7-Eleven was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

There is not a Bucks County Department of Health Certified Food Safety Manager on duty in this facility. There has not been a BCDH CFSM on duty in this facility since at least prior to June of 2018. Submit verification of enrollment in an approved food safety managers course that includes the exam to this Department by July 3, 2020.   Repeat Violation.
Internal temperatures of cold time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS)foods in a small refrigeration unit are above 41°F and were all discarded as required. Maintain internal temperatures of all cold TCS foods at or below 41°F at all times. Ambient temperature in this unit is 55°F. LED readout temperature is inaccurate. Provide an accurate thermometer inside this unit so the temperature can be properly monitored. Do not store any cold TCS foods in this unit until it is maintaining internal temperatures at or below 41°F at all times.  New Violation.
Proper procedures are not being implemented for using time rather than temperature for TCS foods that are left out at room temperature. Bagels with cream cheese were not marked with either the time that they were removed from temperature as a control, or their discard time (which is a maximum of 4 hours from when they were removed from temperature as a control). These bagels were discarded as required.
Except as specified in paragraph (2), if time–rather than temperature–is used as the public health control for a working supply of potentially hazardous food before cooking, or for ready-to-eat potentially hazardous food that is displayed or held for service for immediate consumption, all of the following shall be done:
(i) The food shall be marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is 4 hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.
(ii) The food shall be cooked and served, served if ready-to-eat, or discarded, within 4 hours from the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.
(iii) The food in unmarked containers or packages or marked to exceed a 4-hour limit shall be discarded.
(iv) Written procedures shall be maintained in the food facility and made available to the Department upon request, that ensure compliance with this subsection and § 384(a)–(b) (relating to potentially hazardous food: cooling) for food that is prepared, cooked and refrigerated before time is used as a public health control.
(2) In a food facility that serves a highly susceptible population, time only–rather than temperature–may not be used as the public health control for raw eggs.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 06/26/2020
The pizza slicer is being thrown into the hand sink between use. It must be properly cleaned and sanitized before being used again. Once it has been cleaned, store it in a clean, dry location between use. Keep the hand sink accessible at all times for hand washing.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 06/26/2020
The door to the walk-in refrigerator does not close properly. Have it repaired so that it closes and seals properly.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 07/03/2020