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Red House Asian Cuisine in Glenside, 31 violations, 11 times repeat; Live rodent-like animal observed by hot water heater, rodent-like droppings observed on floor

Red House Asian Cuisine in Glenside, 31 violations, 11 times repeat; Live rodent-like animal observed by hot water heater, rodent-like droppings observed on floor

Glenside,  PA

Red House

2636 W MT. CARMEL AVE
GLENSIDE, PA 19038

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 23, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Red House Asian Cuisine was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 31 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:

  • Facility is lacking a written vomit/fecal incident procedure at time of inspection. Sample document emailed to facility.

  • Employee beverage containers stored on food prep surfaces and on dry storage shelving.

  • (6 times repeat violation)Metal scrub in hand wash sink basin by prep sink. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • No soap provided at hand sink by prep sink in kitchen.

  • No soap in employee restroom.

  • Several food items found uncovered in various freezer units and in walk-in refrigerator.

  • Egg rolls stored inside of wire baskets that do not protect from contamination in walk-in refrigerator.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Foods in 2 door food prep refrigerator on cook’s line observed at 44F in top section. Unit was turned down during inspection and unit observed with ambient temperature of 41F by end of inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Egg rolls, fried chicken, rice, and garlic in oil stored at room temperature next to fryers and cook’s line with out time temperature log. Facility stated food was removed from walk-in at 11am. Facility must discard all foods by 3pm. EHS reviewed all requirement of Time as a Public Health Control Measure. All foods held with out temperature control must have log of the time removed from temperature control and the discard time. Failure to comply could lead to all questionable foods being discarded and/or legal action.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility has placed consumer advisory in menu but lacks asterisk or marking to the applicable food items. EHS explained and demonstrated possible solutions directly on paper menu. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Employee medication bottles stored inside of domestic refrigerator and on dry storage shelving.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Logs for sushi rice pH not complete with dates lacking on logs. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Facility found to be re-using pH buffer solution for calibration. Facility was instructed that only fresh solution can be used for calibration every time.

  • (3 times repeat violation)At beginning of inspection facility pH meters were not working properly and were not able to be calibrated. Facility was able to get one of the meters working and calibrated by end of inspection and facility was granted permission to continue sushi rice preparation. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Ambient temperature of cook’s line 2 door prep refrigerator recorded at 49F. By end of inspection ambient temperature was reading 41F.

  • Facility lacking a probe thermometer to take internal food temperatures.

  • White powdery substances lacking identifying labels. Bulk containers in rear and by walk-in refrigerator, working containers on rear dry storage shelves.

  • (11 times repeat)Live rodent-like animal observed by hot water heater. Rodent-like droppings observed on floor along perimeter of back storage area and around hot water heater. Some droppings observed on dry storage shelving. Facility must clean and sanitize all areas and have licensed pest control service. Facility to send pest control report to fax or email provided within 10 business days. Pest control must state treatment of target pest. It will be discussed with supervisor possible citation due to repeat non-compliance.

  • Facility preparing foods at 3 compartment sink. Facility was instructed that all food prep needs to be done in designated food prep sink.

  • Food handlers lacking hair restraints.

  • Soiled wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer between use.

  • Ladle and other utensils stored in standing water by barbecue equipment.

  • (11 times repeat violation)Single use containers without handles stored inside of dry bulk foods and used as scoops. It will be discussed with supervisor possible citation due to repeat non-compliance.

  • Shelving at cook’s line lined with aluminum foil.

  • Facility found to be re-using open cans for storage of sauces and dry foods.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Refrigeration door gaskets torn on 3 door food prep refrigerator on middle and left doors. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Chest freezer handle by walk-in refrigerator observed with duct tape material.

  • Three cutting boards on dry storage rack observed with heavy scratching and black mold-like growth. Facility voluntarily discarded during inspection.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility using plastic shopping bags to store pork in walk-in refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Mop sink found obstructed by many plastic container stacked inside of basin.

  • Lacking covered trash receptacle in unisex employee restroom.