up-RYES Bagel & Deli bumbles 4th inspection in 11 months, 13 violations cited by Health Department

up-RYES Bagel & Deli bumbles 4th inspection in 11 months, 13 violations cited by Health Department

Bryn Mawr, PA

up-RYES Bagel & Deli


The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the up-RYES Bagel & Deli 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.

In less than a year up-RYES Bagel & Deli has failed to be found in compliance 4 times:

  • March 2019-3 violations
  • April 24, 2019- 15 violations
  • July 1, 2019- Fire inspection- the restaurant passed the inspection with no food borne illness risk factors yet was cited for six lower level violations
  • July 2, 2019- Follow up to July 1, 2019 inspection- passed with NO violations
  • September 26, 2019- 15 violations

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
  • Employee observed consuming food and/or beverages in a food prep area.
  • Raw shelled eggs stored above sauces in bain marie (2 times repeat violation)
  • Common name label lacking on secondary dry goods containers.
  • Wet wiping cloths not stored in a sanitizing solution
  • Soiled equipment and bucket of sanitizing solution stored in front area food prep sink
  • Facility using raw wood proofing boards
  • Door gasket on walk-in refrigerator unclean
  • Ceiling vent middle of kitchen dust build-up
  • Improper air gap at food prep sink
  • Floors under cook line equipment unclean
  • Filters above cook line equipment unclean
  • Lacking light shield or shatterproof bulb by office