Metro Diner Inspection in Bensalem; Cleaning chemicals stored above clean utensils, Numerous food items expired, numerous food items were out of temperature

Metro Diner Inspection in Bensalem; Cleaning chemicals stored above clean utensils, Numerous food items expired, numerous food items were out of temperature

Bensalem, PA

Metro Diner

3630 STREET RD
BENSALEM, PA 19020

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/6/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Metro Diner 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:

Numerous time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) food items were out of temperature. TCS foods should be held at 41 °F or lower.
– Piling/stacking food high in containers promotes temperature issues. – Leaving gaps in top of prep units promotes temperature issues.
– Turn down temperature of prep unit #1 so that food maintains proper temperature (ranch in bottom of unit at 43 °F).
– Monitor temperatures of food in top portion of “board” prep unit #3.

Affected food discarded.  New Violation.  

Numerous food items in prep units and in walk-in refrigerator were past the date markings. All affected food discarded.
Monitor daily and discard out-of-date food items.  New Violation.  
Cleaning chemicals stored above clean utensils. Separate all chemicals from food and wares.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.  
Numerous stacks of food storage containers were stacked wet, which promotes bacterial growth. Air dry all clean, sanitized wares before storing.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.  

To prevent attraction of pests and/or disease vectors, detail clean the following:
– grease/food debris buildup under all equipment on cook’s line
– floor under dry goods storage
– between nozzles of soda fountain

– To prevent buildup of mold-like substance, clean and sanitize top inner surface of ice machine.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 08/13/2020