Saffron Indian Kitchen Ambler, 17 inspection violations, Rodent-like droppings scattered throughout kitchen, Heavy amount of dead cockroach-like insects

Saffron Indian Kitchen Ambler, 17 inspection violations, Rodent-like droppings scattered throughout kitchen, Heavy amount of dead cockroach-like insects

Ambler, PA

Saffron Indian Kitchen

60 E BUTLER AVE
AMBLER, PA 19002

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 13, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Saffron Indian Kitchen was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 17 violations were found.

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

  • Employee beverage cup stored on prep table by cook’s line.
  • Linen storage container and soiled plate blocking access to hand sink near the ice machine in kitchen.
  • Milk in 2 door tall refrigerator found with sell by date of 12/9/19. Facility voluntarily discarded.
  • (6 times repeat violation)Raw shell eggs stored over RTE foods in walk-in refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Can opener blade observed with dried food debris.
  • (6 times repeat violation)No date markings on variety of prepared foods held at the establishment more than 24 hours (bulk sauce, cooked meats, etc). Use by date markings, no more than 7 days after opening or preparing foods, are required on ready-to-eat foods or prepared foods, held at the establishment for more than 24 hours and stored under refrigeration. Date marking regulations emailed during inspection. It will be discussed with supervisor possible citation due to repeat non-compliance.
  • Rodenticide tracking powder applied in facility by licensed pest control operator. Facility was instructed that toxic tracking powders are not to be applied in a food establishment. Facility was instructed to speak with pest control operator and no longer apply toxic tracking power. Facility instructed to clean up all tracking powder throughout facility.
  • Bulk storage containers of white powdery dry foods not labeled.
  • (6 times repeat violation)Rodent-like droppings observed throughout scattered areas of kitchen under and around equipment and heavy amount observed behind counter in dining room. Facility must clean and sanitize all areas. Facility must have a licensed pest control service and provide pest control report. A follow-up inspection will be conducted on 12/19/19 to verify cleaning of rodent-like activity and pest control report. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Heavy amount of dead cockroach-like insects observed on glue traps behind counter in dining room. Facility must clean and sanitize all areas. Facility must have a licensed pest control service and provide pest control report. A follow-up inspection will be conducted on 12/19/19 to verify cleaning of cockroach-like activity and pest control report.
  • Electric pest control light observed installed on wall above ice machine and above clean glasses and disposable food containers. Relocate away from prep and storage areas.
  • Box of produce stored on floor of walk-in refrigerator.
  • Utensils stored in stagnant room temperature water on cook’s line.
  • Single use food containers stored on floor of storage closet in hallway.
  • Many surfaces (Prep tables, shelving under prep tables, shelving on kitchen wall, side of grease hood, etc.) observed with original shipping film still attached with food residue accumulation.
  • Shelving used to store clean glasses and plates in dining room lined with linens.
  • (4 times repeat violation)Unfinished raw wood boards lining base of walls in several areas of kitchen in back areas. Provide smooth, non-porous, easily cleanable surface. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.