MaGerks Pub & Grill fails 8th straight inspection in Fort Washington; 13 violations, Rust build-up on shelves inside several bar coolers

MaGerks Pub & Grill fails 8th straight inspection in Fort Washington; 13 violations, Rust build-up on shelves inside several bar coolers
Fort Washington, PA

MaGerks Pub and Grill

582 S BETHLEHEM PIKE
FORT WASHINGTON, PA 19034

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 23, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the MaGerks Pub and Grill in Fort Washington was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

MaGerks in Fort Washington has, now, failed it’s eighth straight inspection reaching back to October 17, 2016

  • October 17, 2016- 9 violations
  • January 13, 2017- 19 violations
  • August 1, 2017- 9 violations
  • March 26, 2018- 19 violations
  • April 30, 2018- 2 violations
  • October 2, 2018- 16 violations
  • May 21, 2019- 17 violations

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

  • Upper back splash of soda of fountain soda machine unclean.
  • Chemical sanitizing dish machine not recording proper sanitation levels. Facility may not use unit until repaired and given written permission from MCOPH. Send completion work order stating chlorine concentration to MCOPH.
  • Can opener blade unclean
  • Facility reheating food at steam table.
  • Food item at hot holding unit observed with an internal temperature less than 135F.* Facility rapidly reheated to 165F
  • Cut fruit at bar lacking ice or timestamp.
  • Asterisk lacking next to consumer advisory and corresponding food items on menus.
  • Common name label lacking on squeeze bottles at cooks line.
  • Containers/boxes of food stored on floor.
  • Mop not hanging or inverted to dry.
  • Rust build-up on shelves inside several bar coolers.
  • Sheetrock heavily damaged in hallway leading to upstairs dry storage room.
  • Floors heavily damaged on cooks line. Repair immediately.

* The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food.