Surah Restaurant in Spring House bumbles inspection with 16 violations; Utensils stored in stagnant water

Surah Restaurant in Spring House bumbles inspection with 16 violations; Utensils stored in stagnant water

Spring House, PA

Surah Restaurant


The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/14/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Surah Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 16 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 does not have current MCOPH Food license posted at facility (repeat violation). Facility paid for 2021 license. Post in public view upon arrival in mail

  • Hand wash sign lacking at hand sink by back door(3 times repeat violation)

  • Facility lacking hand soap at hand sink by back door. (repeat violation)

  • Raw food stored over ready to eat food items in walk in cooler. (repeat violation)

  • Proper date marking lacking on prepared food items in secondary containers and/or packaging (repeat violation)

  • Common name lacking label on squeeze bottles at cooks line equipment(2 times repeat violation)

  • Facility failed to submit current pest control report to MCOPH within 10 business days from original routine inspection conducted 6/30/20. (repeat violation) Facility must email current pest control to MCOPH within 5 business days. 

  • Back door propped open at time of inspection. (repeat violation)

  • Containers/boxes of food stored on floor in walk in cooler. (2 times repeat violation)

  • Plastic bowl/cup used as scoop to obtain dry good products. (2 times repeat violation)

  • In use utensils stored in stagnant water in between uses. (repeat violation)

  • Plastic shipping wrap peeling from bain marie on other side of cooks line and ice machine. (2 times repeat violation)

  • Torn door gasket observed on bain marie at cooks line. (2 times repeat violation)

  • 47 – food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used

    Comments: aluminum foil lining tray at cooks line. (repeat violation)

  • Absorbent cloth lining surface underneath cutting board. (repeat violation)

  • Lacking light shield or shatter proof bulb by walk in cooler area (2 times repeat violation)

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