16 violations Kurinji Indian Cuisine in Maple Glen; in-use utensils in room temperature stagnant water, Mask issue, Can opener blade unclean with food debris

16 violations Kurinji Indian Cuisine in Maple Glen; in-use utensils in room temperature stagnant water, Mask issue, Can opener blade unclean with food debris

Maple Glen, PA

Kurinji Indian Cuisine

1967 NORRISTOWN RD
MAPLE GLEN, PA 19002

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/4/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Kurinji Indian Cuisine was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 16 violations were found.

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

  • EHS observed employees not wearing masks/improperly wearing masks during inspection. EHS instructed the facility to properly wear masks during inspection.
  • Facility is currently operating with an expired MCOPH Food Establishment license. Facility stated that it has mailed invoice and payment to MCOPH. EHS to follow-up with facility if payment does not arrive.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility lacks a Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) certified by Montgomery County of Public Health (MCOPH). Facility is hereby given 48 hours to submit CFSM reciprocity application along with payment to MCOPH at PO Box 311, Norristown PA 19404-0311. EHS e-mailed reciprocity application and fee schedule to facility during inspection. Failure to submit application and payment may lead to legal action.
  • Employee beverage lacking lid stored in 1 door reach-in refrigerator amongst food for customer food prep. Facility discarded beverage during inspection.
  • Hand sink access at cook’s line blocked by refrigeration unit placed in front of it.
  • 1 gallon of whole milk observed in prep refrigerator with sell-by date of 09/02/2020. Facility voluntarily discarded remainder of container during inspection.
  • Uncovered foods observed throughout facility. Facility covered items during inspection.
  • Can opener blade unclean with food debris. Facility cleaned and sanitized item during inspection.
  • Unlabeled chemical spray bottle observed in ware washing area. Facility labelled bottle during inspection.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility observed storing utensils/bowls lacking handles in bulk food containers to be used as scoops. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Food stored directly in plastic grocery-style bags in 2 door reach-in freezer. Facility must store food in food-grade containers. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Food handlers observed lacking hair restraints at time of inspection.
  • Facility storing in use utensils in room temperature stagnant water at prep table.
  • Clean utensils stored in containers on floor.
  • Absorbent particle board shelving observed stained at dry storage shelving in rear area of facility. Shelving must be smooth, non-porous, and easily cleanable.
  • Spill accumulation observed inside 2 door reach-in freezer.
  • Cove base damaged near plumbing fixture at cook’s line handwashing sink. Repair.