The Weekday Café in Horsham, 11 violations, Health Department threatens legal action, bombs each inspection since November 2016

The Weekday Café in Horsham, 11 violations, Health Department threatens legal action, bombs each inspection since November 2016

Horsham, PA

The Weekday Café in Horsham

220 Gibraltar Road Suite 170
Horsham, PA 19044

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 26, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations The Weekday Café in Horsham was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

The Weekday Cafe was found to be Out of Compliance for every inspection since November 2016:

  • November 3, 2016- 6 violations
  • June 6, 2017- 2- violations 
  • December 7, 2017- 7 violations
  • August 20, 2018- 6 violations
  • April 29, 2019- 12 violations

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

  • Facility lacking a Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) licensed by Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). Facility has employee who has valid managerial-level ServSafe certificate of completion. Complete and submit reciprocity application within 10 business days. EHS e-mailed facility application and fee schedule during inspection. Failure to submit reciprocity application with payment by established deadline may lead to legal action / citation.
  • 1 gallon of whole milk observed with a sell-by date of 11/25/19 in display refrigerator. Facility voluntarily discarded item during inspection.
  • Soup in steam table observed at 86F. Facility reheated item to a minimum of 165F before returning item to steam table during inspection.
  • (3 times repeat violation) Facility observed lacking adequate date marking of prepared TCS food items* to be held in facility for longer than 24 hours. Adequate date marking of prepared TCS food items to be stored in facility for longer than 24 hours consists of a discard date not to exceed 7 days from and including date of preparation. EHS e-mailed facility PDA date marking guidelines during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Prepared TCS food items observed being stored in facility for longer than a maximum of 7 days from and including date of preparation. Facility voluntarily discarded 3 packages of sliced pepperjack cheese marked with a prep date of 11/18/19 and 1 packaged sliced turkey marked with a prep date of 11/19/19.
  • Packaged grab and go foods in Dietz & Watson retail refrigerator, and baked food items at front counter observed lacking adequate labelling. EHS e-mailed MCOPH labelling guidelines to facility during inspection.
  • Employee cell phone stored on cutting board. Facility removed phone and cleaned and sanitized cutting board during inspection
  • Food handler lacking adequate hair restraint.
  • Bucket of clean utensils stored in between food prep sink and hand washing sink.
  • Coffee filters stored with food contact surface exposed in coffee area.
  • Facility observed lining shelf with absorbent cloth for the drying of utensils.

*Foods that need time and temperature control for safety—known as TCS foods—include milk and dairy products, eggs, meat (beef, pork, and lamb), poultry, fish, shellfish and crustaceans, baked potatoes, tofu or other soy protein, sprouts and sprout seeds, sliced melons, cut tomatoes, cut leafy greens, untreated garlic.