Parkesburg Chili’s fumbles 5th inspection since April 2018; no soap at 2 hand sinks, expired Kid’s Mac and Cheese, 6 violations

Parkesburg Chili’s fumbles 5th inspection since April 2018; no soap at 2 hand sinks, expired Kid’s Mac and Cheese, 6 violations

Parkesburg, PA

Chili’s Grill & Bar

770 Commons DR
Parkesburg, PA 19365
610-857-9443

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/16/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Chili’s Grill & Bar was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

This most recent inspection marks the fifth time Chili’s Bar and Grill in Parkesburg has failed to be found “In Compliance” by county health department inspectors:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance    
04/27/2020 Emergency Response In * see below
08/16/2019 Follow-up In  
08/14/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 2
06/17/2019 Follow-up In  
06/03/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 2
04/04/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
03/19/2019 Follow-up Out <Violation(s) 4
03/12/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 7
07/26/2018 Complaint In Violation(s) 2

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

  • The following must be cleaned: 1. Walk in freezer floor 2. Side of the chicken station and the deep fryers 3. Underside of heat lamp shelving 4. Order screens and poles they are mounted on 5. Floor under the ice machine 6. The bar (coolers, floor) 7. Server hand sink (near dining room entrance) – sink handles 8. Restrooms
  • Kid’s macaroni and cheese with use by date of 6/7/2020 was observed in walk in on shelf with “in date” product. Mac and cheese was discarded. Ensure expired product is removed and discarded promptly.
  • Hand sink at walk in cooler – Observed a leak from under the sink. Repair leak.
  • Rice and coleslaw in walk in were not dated. Date labeling is required on products held for more than 24 hours. Ensure staff date products.
  • Southwest station bain marie – duct tape is being used on the far left door. Duct tape is not cleanable. Remove duct tape and repair the door.
  • Soap was not supplied to the following hand sinks: 1. Sink near dishwasher 2. Server’s sink (near kitchen/dining room doorway) Supply soap to all hand sinks immediately.

* The Health Department responded to a complaint:

COVID-19 Mitigation Emergency Response consultation was conducted to review the facility’s compliance with the April 15th, 2020 Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Public Health Safety Measures for Businesses Permitted to Maintain In-person Operations. A copy of this order was provided to the facility.

A complaint was received that an employee was not wearing a mask while delivering food to curbside customers. Upon speaking with Manager April at the facility, it was learned that all staff are required to wear masks, gloves and hats. The Manager stated that the employee should have had a mask on as required and that she would review the requirement with all staff to ensure compliance.

Masks are required as part of the PA Dept of Health Order. A copy of that Order is provided for your review. No further action will be taken at this time. If the Dept receives repeated complaints, a site visit will be made and citations may be filed against the facility operator.