23 violations at Dol Go Chon Korean in Elkins Park; Employee preparing ready-to-eat foods with bare hands, Seafood found thawing on counter in kitchen

23 violations at Dol Go Chon Korean in Elkins Park; Employee preparing ready-to-eat foods with bare hands, Seafood found thawing on counter in kitchen

Elkins Park, PA

Dol Go Chon Korean Restaurant

1907 W CHELTENHAM AVE
ELKINS PARK, PA 19027

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/30/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Dol Go Chon Korean Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 23 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • Facility has expired license posted and is delinquent as of 6/30/20. Facility is granted 48 hours to submit payment to Norristown office. Failure to comply may lead to closure.

  • Employee beverages stored on equipment throughout facility.

  • Employee observed washing hands in 3 compartment sink without soap. Facility instructed on proper hand washing procedure during inspection.

  • Employee preparing ready to eat foods with their bare hands. Proper glove use was instructed during inspection.

  • Bucket and gloves observed in front area hand wash sink basin.

  • No paper towels at front area hand wash sink.

  • No hand wash sign posted at kitchen hand wash sink.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Raw shell eggs stored above produce in walk-in refrigerator. Raw shell eggs stored on top of cooked meats in 2 door tall refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in legal action.

  • Food items found uncovered in 2 door tall refrigerator.

  • Chlorine concentration recorded at less than 50ppm in dish machine. Facility must cease use of ware washing machine. Facility may not use unit until serviced, supplying final rinse of 50-100ppm chlorine, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Send service report to the email provided. Failure to comply or await permission before using unit may lead to legal action.

  • Foods in right side cook’s line prep refrigerator recorded with internal temperatures of 52F. Facility voluntarily discarded noodles, broth, and sauce during inspection.

  • Prepared and opened TCS ready to eat foods held in facility under refrigeration longer than 24 hours missing required discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Facility was emailed date marking regulations during inspection.

  • Prep refrigerator on right side of cook’s line recorded with ambient temperature of 51F. Facility voluntarily discarded all TCS foods. Facility must immediately stop using the unit. Facility may not use the unit until serviced by licensed professional, AND unit is operating at 41F or below, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Send service report to the email provided. Failure to comply or await permission before using unit may lead to legal action.

  • Seafood found thawing on counter in kitchen.

  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility lacking a food probe thermometer to take internal temperature of foods. Facility is granted 48 hours to provide purchase receipt to email provided. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in legal action.

  • (2 times repeat violation) Bulk and working containers of white powdery substances not labeled. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in legal action.

  • Foods stored on floor of walk-in freezer.

  • Food handler lacking hair restraint.

  • (2 times repeat violation) Tongs hanging from oven door handle. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in legal action.

  • Area at front service area with clean utensils observed lined with absorbent cloths and paper towels.

  • Heavy ice accumulation observed on interior of walk-in freezer.

  • Restroom door in basement not self-closing and left open.

  • Floors of both freezer walk-in and refrigerator walk-in observed lined with absorbent cardboard materials.