16 violations for Hook & Reel in Wyncote; fouls 2nd straight inspection since opening June 1, 2020 inspection

16 violations for Hook & Reel in Wyncote; fouls 2nd straight inspection since opening June 1, 2020 inspection

Wyncote, PA

Hook & Reel

2401 CHELTENHAM AVE STE 120
WYNCOTE, PA 19095

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted a re-inspection 7/1/2020. As this was a re-inspection the restaurant was aware the inspectors would return on or after 7/1/2020.¬† As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Hook & Reel¬† was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 16 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

The restaurant failed to be found “In Compliance” during an opening inspection on June 1, 2020 with 7 violations according to Montgomery County authorities.

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

  • Facility food operational license not posted in public view and could not be located during inspection. Facility must locate license and post publicly or request a duplicate copy from MCOPH.
  • Facility lacking a Certified Food Sanitation Manager (CFSM) issued by Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). Facility granted 6 months to attain. Due by 12-02-20. Failure to comply by by given deadline could lead to legal action. EHS emailed reciprocity application and fee schedule.
  • No paper towels provided at bar hand wash sink.
  • Raw shell eggs stored above garlic in walk-in refrigerator.
  • Facility found to be using prep/open dates only on foods in walk-in refrigerator. Foods prepared/opened in facility and stored under refrigeration longer than 24 hours require discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Facility emailed date marking regulations during inspection.
  • Front door of facility observed propped open without screen protection. (allows access to vermin)
  • Some boxes of food items stored on floor of bar area walk-in refrigerator.
  • Container of sliced tomatoes in prep refrigerator observed lined with absorbent paper towel.
  • Several knives throughout facility observed wedged between crevices of prep tables and prep refrigerators.
  • Clean cutting boards stored behind faucet of food prep sink.
  • Raw wood used to install soda gun behind bar. Facility must seal wood to provide smooth, non-porous, easily cleanable surface.
  • Open can of sauce in condiment refrigerator not transferred into a sealed food grade container after opening.
  • Shelving on cook’s line observed lined with absorbent cloths.
  • Shipping film on various surfaces and equipment in kitchen.
  • Condensation and ice accumulation in walk-in freezer. Freezer just turned on, some condensation located at on uncaulked/unsealed seam in top rear. Seal.
  • Raw wood found lining shelving of walk-in freezer. Facility must seal wood to provide smooth, non-porous, easily cleanable surface.