Persian Grille in Hatboro hit with 13 violations; Rodent like droppings observed on floor behind equipment and cooking area. Also dropping observed on tray of clean glass ware

Persian Grille in Hatboro hit with 13 violations; Rodent like droppings observed on floor behind equipment and cooking area. Also dropping observed on tray of clean glass ware

Hatboro, PA

Persian Grille

802 S YORK RD
HATBORO, PA 19040

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/18/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Persian Grille in Hatboro was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • Lacking single service towels and soap for hand sink in kitchen.

  • Can opener blade observed with encrusted food debris.

  • Chlorine ware wash machine filled with wares and in use observed with no cl concentration at time of inspection. 0 parts per million. Unit was primed for 60 seconds and then ran at which time cl sanitizer registered at approximately 100 ppm. Facility must test and ensure cl is registering prior to using unit.

  • Facility improperly dating prepared foods with only preparation dates. Foods prepared and held for longer than 24 hours must include a discard date not to exceed 7 business days from date of preparation. A one week follow up inspection will occur to ensure compliance. Facility may face possible legal actions if not in compliance.

  • Facility observed with expired prepared food past the 7 day holding period in walk in refrigerator. Facility voluntarily discarded all expired, prepared foods at time of inspection.

  • Rodent like droppings observed on floor behind equipment and cooking area. Also dropping observed on tray of clean glass ware. All areas cleaned at sanitized at time of inspection. Pest control operator on site at time of inspection. Work order provided. A one week follow up inspection will occur to ensure compliance. Facility may face possible legal actions if not in compliance.

  • Food debris accumulated on ground behind counter top refrigerator. Area cleaned at time of inspection.

  • Sauce observed splattered on wall behind counter top refrigerator in kitchen. Clean.

  • Drip tray at grill filled with stagnate water, grease and rotting food debris. Facility claims tray is purposely filled with water so that tray dose not catch fire. Facility is permitted to do so but must ensure tray is emptied, cleaned and sanitized daily. A one week follow up inspection will occur to ensure compliance. Facility may face possible legal actions if not in compliance.

  • Interior of burners and Drip tray of stove/range filled with excessive dried food debris and grease. Also sides of range with grease and food accumulation. Facility must remove dried foods and clean and sanitize this area. Due to risk of fire EHS contacted Upper Moreland Twp fire marshal at time of inspection. A one week follow up inspection will occur to ensure compliance. Facility may face possible legal actions if not in compliance.

  • Ceiling tiles surrounding hood observed with black stained soot. If facility cannot clean tiles facility must replace tiles.

  • Walls surrounding rear door unfinished with only spackle patch work. Area needs to be smoothed and sealed with a minimum of a semi gloss paint. A one week follow up inspection will occur to ensure compliance. Facility may face possible legal actions if not in compliance.

  • Excessive black soot build up on interior ceiling, walls and filters of hood system. System cleaning schedule stated hood is cleaned professionally every 6 months. Facility must increase interval of cleaning if soot build up occurs.