Allentown’s Mangu Latín Restaurant fouls 5th inspection in 2 years; cutting board is now shedding small pieces of plastic, Pre-prepped foods as well as raw chicken and shrimp were stored with no covering

Allentown’s Mangu Latín Restaurant fouls 5th inspection in 2 years; cutting board is now shedding small pieces of plastic, Pre-prepped foods as well as raw chicken and shrimp were stored with no covering

Allentown, PA

Mangu Latín Restaurant

1139 UNION BLVD
Allentown, PA 18109
610-351-1574

Allentown Health Bureau conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/20/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Mangu Latín Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

This is the latest in a group of inspections with an, “Out of Compliance” outcome according to authorities:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
02/12/2020 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
01/15/2020 Regular Out Violation(s) 9
01/06/2020 Follow-up In  
01/03/2020 Complaint Out Violation(s) 1
05/14/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
05/02/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 11
02/13/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2
01/07/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 9
08/30/2018 Regular In Violation(s) 3

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

  • The cutting board on the bain marie as well as on the counter across from the hood system have deep cuts and is now shedding small pieces of plastic. It is also stained. Replace/resurface the cutting boards.
  • The bottom of the cold holding units have drips and debris covering them including the bain marie, refrigerator, and the walk in cooler. Clean the bottom of all these units.
  • The front door of the facility was propped open at the time of inspection. Keep doors to the outside closed.
  • The two screen doors in the back of the facility do not fit correctly into the doorway creating gaps. The screen door in the storage hallway has a hole in the screen. Fix the doors to have no holes in the screens and to fit in the doorway preventing gaps around the doorway.
  • Ceiling tile missing above the walk in cooler. Ceiling tiles above the single use storage are stained. Address the leaks causing the stains and replace the tiles.
  • Pre-prepped foods as well as raw chicken and shrimp were stored with no covering in the refrigerator. Buckets of prepped vegetables were stored with no covering in the walk in cooler. Staff covered all food before the end of the inspection. Keep food covered while it is stored in cooling units.
  • Raw chicken was stored above sauce in the refrigerator. Raw chicken was also stored above other raw products and vegetables in the walk in cooler. Always store raw chicken below ready to eat foods as well as other raw animal products.
  • Buckets of prepped vegetables were stored on the floor in the walk in cooler as well as single use items were stored on the floor in the storage hallway rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Store these items at least 6 inches off the floor.
  • Salads on the cold holding table were held at 47 °F, rather than 41°F or below as required. Service the unit to hold food at 41 degrees F or below.
  • The cold holding unit next to the steam table was holding salads at 47 degrees F. The bottom of the unit was holding food at 40 degrees F. Food in the top of the unit is to be held in smaller pans and held for only 4 hours. Any leftover product is to be thrown away and replaced. This process should be used until the unit can be serviced to hold food at 41 degrees F or below.