“Visible evidence of rodent(mouse) contaminated foods (peanut butter)” at Sav a Lot on Oregon AVE in Philly; inspector finds 15 violations

“Visible evidence of rodent(mouse) contaminated foods (peanut butter)” at Sav a Lot on Oregon AVE in Philly; inspector finds 15 violations

Philadelphia, PA

Save A Lot on Oregon Ave in Philly

2201 Oregon Ave
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19145

Philadelphia’s Office of Food Protection 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 Save A Lot on Oregon Ave in Philly was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 15 violations were found.

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

  • Food Employee did not follow proper handwashing procedure. Warm water not used. No hot water observed in toilet room. Person in charge was advised to take immediate corrective action. Note: Employee must thoroughly rinse under clean running, warm water.
  • Clean and sanitize all floors perimeters where needed. Mouse dropping observed throughout the facility.
  • No sign or poster posted at the hand wash sink inĀ  the meat area to remind food employees to wash their hands. Person in charge was advised to take immediate corrective action.
  • Soap was not available at the hand wash sink in the toilet room. Person in charge added soap at time of inspection.
  • Visible evidence of rodent(mouse) contaminated foods (peanut butter) in the retail area. Person in charge discarded contaminated food at time of inspection. Note:Food packages shall be in good condition and protect the integrity of the contents so that the food is not exposed to adulteration or potential contaminants.
  • Severely dented, swollen, distressed canned items observed in retail area. Person in charge removed dented cans at time of inspection.
  • Water fountain sprinkler observed with black residue, pink slime on the interior of the nozzle or around mouth touching area. Person in charge cleaned and sanitized the water fountain during inspection.
  • Visible physical evidence of rodent(mouse) activities observed in the facility. Mouse dropping observed in storage and retail areas.
  • Food is not stored at least 6 inches above the floor.
  • Raw wood legs, concrete block legs, which are not smooth and easily cleanable, being used to support equipment.
  • Loose rubber door gaskets observed on the retail area refrigeration unit.
  • Mouse droppings observed in retail area shelves and walk in cooler.
  • Accumulation of dust observed on reach in refrigerator fan cover and walk in cooler.
  • Brooms and dustpan observed on floor and not elevated after use.
  • Mop observed stored in utility bucket was not elevated for air drying.