10 violations at A Taste of Philly Hoagies in Oxford; Wiping cloths in extremely unclean condition in 3 bay sink

10 violations at A Taste of Philly Hoagies in Oxford; Wiping cloths in extremely unclean condition in 3 bay sink

Oxford, PA

A Taste of Philly Hoagies

703 Commons DR
Oxford, PA 19363
The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/29/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations A Taste of Philly Hoagies was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance    
06/25/2019 Follow-up In  
06/11/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 7
06/18/2018 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
06/14/2018 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 4
06/12/2018 Regular Out Violation(s) 11

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

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection. The food facility owner/certified food manager arrived during the inspection. It appears that there is a lack of managerial control/training of food employees.
  • Observed wiping cloths in extremely unclean condition in the middle compartment at the 3 bay sink. Soiled wiping clots were removed from the sink. Store in soiled linen container for pickup by your cleaner.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration
  • A working container of bleach/water sanitizer observed on serving counter was not marked with the common name of the chemical. The bottle was labeled during the inspection- ensure that all toxic/poisonous chemicals are properly labeled and stored.
  • Walk-in cooler: Cartons of shell eggs were observed stored above an open container of celery used for chicken wings- celery is a ready to eat food and must be stored above raw animals foods. The eggs were relocated below the celery. Ensure that all food are stored in a manner to prevent cross contamination and that all foods are stored covered.
  • Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility & repackaged deli meats held for more than 24 hours, located in the display cases and walk-in cooler, are not being date marked. Ensure that all ready to eat prepared foods and repackaged deli meats are properly dated with the date of preparation or opening- discard after 7 days.
  • Observed surface temperatures of marinara and meatballs at approximately 74F inside the counter-top steam table. It was reported that the marinara and meatballs were removed from the walk-in cooler an hour prior to the inspection. The marinara and meatballs were reheated to 165F on the gas range top and then returned to the steam table. The steam table is not intended for rapidly reheating previously cooled foods. The steam table is used to maintain reheated foods at 135F or more.
  • Sanitizer solution concentration in a working container of bleach/water sanitizer was >200ppm. The container was emptied and a new bleach/water solution was prepared- observed 50ppm. Bleach water sanitizing solutions shall be prepared fresh daily and be between 50-100ppm.
  • Hot water <100F was provided at the hand sinks in the public restrooms. These restrooms are served by a dedicated hot water heater- sufficient hot water was provided in the kitchen areas.
  • No paper towels were provided at the hand sink to the left of the 3 bay sink. Paper towels were provided during this inspection- comply at all times.