15 violations cited at Blue Moon Deli and Halal in Pottstown; blocking hand sink, no soap, slicer unclean, interior of microwave unclean, cutting board on bain marie unclean

15 violations cited at Blue Moon Deli and Halal in Pottstown; blocking hand sink, no soap, slicer unclean, interior of microwave unclean, cutting board on bain marie unclean

Pottstown, PA

Blue Moon Deli and Halal Meats

447 E High ST
Pottstown, PA 19464

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 16, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Blue Moon Deli and Halal Meats 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:

  • Facility has expired license posted exp 2018. Facility has new license post immediately. If facility can not find and post original license than facility must submit appropriate fees for duplicate license.
  • Facility lacking a current MCOPH CFSM. Facility has 10 business days to submit reciprocity application or submit proof of registration in an approved food safety course. Emailed application at time of inspection.
  • Handwash sink blocked next to 3 bay sink – Corrected
  • Lacking soap and paper towels at front kitchen hand wash sink. Lacking paper towels at back kitchen hand wash sink and restroom hand wash sink- Corrected
  • Slicer unclean, interior of microwave unclean, cutting board on bain marie unclean.
  • Single service spoons being reused at the coffee station – Corrected
  • Chest freezer lid in back kitchen in poor repair. Replace.
  • Lacking chlorine test strips for sanitizer
  • Observed interior and exterior of bain-marie unclean with food like debris. Observed walk-in floors and shelving unclean with food like debris. Clean and sanitize.
  • Observed back kitchen hand wash sink and sides/inside of steam table unclean. Clean and sanitize.
  • Restroom unclean.
  • Back ware washing area unclean with unnecessary clutter. Clean
  • Coving in restroom in need of repair. Repair so that surfaces are smooth, easily cleanable, and non-porous.
  • Dry storage rooms with debris, equipment. Clean.
  • Floors throughout kitchen unclean, especially around equipment.