8 violations; Chili’s Grill & Bar in Downingtown fouls 2nd straight regular Health Department Inspection

8 violations; Chili’s Grill & Bar in Downingtown fouls 2nd straight regular Health Department Inspection

Downingtown, PA

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Brandywine Square Shopping Center
26 Quarry RD
Downingtown, PA 19335
610-518-1200

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/6/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Chili’s Grill & Bar was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8  violations were found.

Health Department records show the restaurant has passed previous inspections with lower level, “Lack of Good Retail Practices” violations:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
07/10/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
06/07/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 4
05/20/2019 Regular In Violation(s) 6

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

  • Observed large amounts of prepared TCS foods in the walk-in cooler that beared no labeling (name of product or date prepared. All TCS foods prepared on site or removed from manufacturer packaging must be labeled with a name and date prepared. Correct practices immediately.
  • Observed numerous chip containers to be cracked or missing pieces. Maintain equipment in good repair. Replace all broken chip containers.
  • Repair the following: * Dipper well drain hose does not reach the floor drain. Replace or extend the drain hose to allow for proper draining all the way to the floor drain. * Food preparation sink. Observed a constant dripping as the hot water does not turn off. Have the spigot serviced and repaired or replaced. Maintain all plumbing works in good repair. Correct within 7 days.
  • No Chester County Certified Food Manager. Jenelle*  has a ServSafe Certified Food Manager Certificate. Within 5 days make application with the Chester County Certified Food Manager Program. You must have at least one full time staff who is a registered Chester County Certified Food Manager. Application enclosed.
  • Zone 3 worktop cooler. Unit had an operating temperature between 48-50 degrees F. TCS foods stored in the unit’s upper compartment had measured temperatures between 48-49 degrees F. Product discarded on site. Have the unit serviced and repaired. Until repaired, staff will use an ice bath to maintain safe TCS for holding temperature. TCS Foods held in cold storage shall have a temperature of 41 degrees F or below.
  • The high temperature dishwasher rinse temperature gauge was not working. Maintain equipment in good repair. Replace the rinse temperature gauge. Ensure the rinse gauge reads a minimal of 180 degrees F to ensure proper sanitizing.
  • Bar. Observed one expired container of milk. Discarded on site. Monitor expiration dates daily. Use liquid dairy products within the manufacturer provided expiration date.
  • The following areas were observed to be dirty/soiled: * Ceiling panels near deep fryers; grease * Flooring underneath of dishwasher tables and open-faced drain; soiled. * Flooring under and around the ice cream freezer; soiled * Walk-in cooler handle; soiled. * Walk-in cooler fan guards and shelving; dust Clean all within 24 hours and maintain in a clean and sanitary state.

*The Pennsylvania Chronicle does not fully name employees as a general rule.