West Goshen Acme bumbles 5th inspection in 2 years; Deli meat loaves with expired use-by dating, expired infant and baby formula, expired perishable foods were observed throughout the facility

West Goshen Acme bumbles 5th inspection in 2 years; Deli meat loaves with expired use-by dating, expired infant and baby formula, expired perishable foods were observed throughout the facility

West Chester, PA

Acme- West Goshen

907 PAOLI PIKE
West Chester, PA 19380
610-431-4726

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/19/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Acme in West Goshen Township was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

The Acme has failed to be in compliance for a total of 5 inspections since July 2018 according to the Chester County Health Department:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
01/24/2020 Follow-up In  
01/21/2020 Opening Out Violation(s) 1
07/31/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
07/24/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 3
07/10/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 11
11/07/2018 Follow-up In  
10/26/2018 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 1
08/14/2018 Emergency Response In  
07/24/2018 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
07/10/2018 Regular Out Violation(s) 7

 

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

  • In the Hot Foods Prep area, clean & sanitize the fried chicken breading station and adjacent equipment
  • In the cold Meat Prep room, repair the patch of damaged floor by the threshold of the walk-in refrigerator.
  • Bakery Prep area, complete the following: * Clean floor * Clean soiled ceiling vents, tiles & lights * Replace missing ceiling tile by walk-in
  • In Deli kiosk, some opened packages of deli meat loaves were found with expired use-by dating. Discard these loaves and routinely check date labels. In the Deli kiosk and retail area, some date labels were printed incorrectly as the prep date and use-by date were the same (pepperoni, deli loaves). Re-train staff on proper date labeling and safe holding times and check labels for accuracy. Ensure all staff follows the “Deli Dating Policy” which is posted on the deli area. Ensure written date logs are maintained for deli salads.
  • At the receiving door located in the dock, a gap was observed between the bottom of the door and the threshold, risking vector entry. Install a new door sweep on this door or make other repairs to eliminate this gap.
  • Numerous expired perishable foods were observed throughout the facility within refrigerated merchandisers, including: * Dairy creamers * Bob Evans Mac & Cheese * Convenience pulled pork entree * Prepackaged deli meat * Yogurt * Bob Evans mashed potatoes Closely monitor dates on all foods. Foods with expired sell-by/use by dates must be removed from storage/sales areas and discarded. Note: Staff called to merchandisers to review all product dates at time of inspection.
  • Several containers of expired infant and baby formula were observed. Discard this product. Closely monitor dates on formula. Note: Staff called to merchandisers to review all product dates at time of inspection
  • Unwholesome foods with broken vacuum packaging were observed in deli retail area, including bacon and hot dogs. Routinely inspection food containers for damage and tampering and discard these products.
  • Replace the damaged rubber gasket on the glass door of the retail milk cooler.