Mouse-like droppings observed; Moms Italian Water Ice in Hatfield fumbles 4th straight annual inspection

Mouse-like droppings observed; Moms Italian Water Ice in Hatfield fumbles 4th straight annual inspection

Hatfield, PA

Moms Italian Water Ice

317 S Main ST
Hatfield, PA 19440

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/22/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Moms Italian Water Ice 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.

According to reporting by the Philadelphia Inquirer Moms Italian Water Ice has not been found “In Compliance” at an inspection since, at least, March 2017:

  • Mar 22, 201- 9 violations with 2 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Apr 12, 2018- 13 violations with 4 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Apr 22, 2019- 7 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violations.

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

  • Facility lacks a Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) certified by MCOPH. Facility is granted 30 days to pass and approved course and submit reciprocity application, or provide MCOPH with proof of enrollment in an approved course.
  • Ambient temperature thermometer in chest freezers of front service area not easily visible and/or not accurate.
  • Some mouse-like droppings observed in utility closed and behind water heater. Facility must clean and sanitize all affected areas. Facility must be treated by professional pest control service. E-mail service report to MCOPH with in 10 business days. Submit completed service report to e-mail provided at time of inspection.
  • Container of single-use cups stored on floor in rear area. Elevate item to a minimum of 6 inches from floor.
  • End caps missing for some light shields covering non-shatterproof bulbs in rear of facility near three-compartment sink.