14 inspection violations for Ambler’s Weaver’s Way Co-op, “Numerous glue sticks with dead fruit flies like insects installed directly above food prep and 3-compartment sinks”

14 inspection violations for Ambler’s Weaver’s Way Co-op, “Numerous glue sticks with dead fruit flies like insects installed directly above food prep and 3-compartment sinks”

Ambler, PA

Weaver’s Way Co-op in Ambler

217 E BUTLER AVE
Ambler, PA19002

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 4, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Weaver’s Way Co-op in Ambler was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 14 violations were found.

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

  • Deli service area hand sink adjacent to slicer obstructed with container in front of it (corrected) and chunk of food debris in it.

  • Currently in-use batch of raw oysters with shellfish tags being removed during the storage.

  • Just prepared hard boiled eggs in salad bar with internal temperature of 50F; placed in chiller unit to for rapid cooling to 41F or below.

  • Using preparation dates on facility prepared food containers. Use by date markings, no more than 7 days after opening or preparing foods, are required on ready-to-eat foods or prepared foods, held at the establishment for more than 24 hours and stored under refrigeration.

  • Inadequate labeling (labeled with product name only) on retail area self-service prepackaged foods.

  • Numerous glue sticks with dead fruit flies like insects installed directly above food prep and 3-compartment sinks in utensil cleaning area. Fax or e-mail pest control service report to¬† Montgomery County Office of Public Health within next 10 business days.

  • No dispensing utensils or tissues for self-service chip sampling container; corrected by removal of samples in retail area.

  • Food handlers with no beard or facial hair restraints in food handling areas (prep kitchen, deli service, etc).

  • Spatulas stored in stagnant water container in made to order sandwich area.

  • Employees jackets and clothing hung on same storage shelves as cleaned utensil storage in ware washing room.

  • Excess black residue left on the surfaces of panini grill food contact surfaces and no longer easily cleanable.

  • (3 times repeat violation)-Exterior dumpster lids left open.

  • Torn plastic packaging material on the interior walls of dairy and main storage walk-in refrigerator.

  • Fallen debris, dried residue and soiled flooring at walk-in refrigeration units.