Avondale’s Sake Hana fails Health Department inspection with 13 violations; 4th failure in a year for Chesco eatery

Avondale’s Sake Hana fails Health Department inspection with 13 violations; 4th failure in a year for Chesco eatery

Avondale, PA

Sake Hana

801-803 Gap Newport PIKE
Avondale, PA 19311
610-268-2889

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 6, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Sake Hana in Avondale was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found. Sake Hana has failed 4 inspections in just under a year.

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

  • Wiping cloths observed on counters in the kitchen and bar areas instead of stored in a sanitizing solution. Maintain in sanitizing solution and remove when visibly soiled.
  • At the mechanical dishmachine, no chlorine sanitizer could be detected. The container of bulk sanitizer was found empty. New sanitizer bucket was installed and the line primed. After running the unit several times, chlorine sanitizer observed at 75ppm. This must be monitored daily and a log kept.
  • Employee personal belongings observed on shelves with food contact equipment and dry food supplies. These were relocated on site. Maintain all personal belongings in designated areas away from food and food contact areas.
  • Replace the gaskets on the bain marie units in the main kitchen.
  • Thoroughly clean the following and maintain in clean condition: a. Inside surfaces of the mechanical dish machine b. Drain of the pre-rinse sink at the mechanical dish machine c. Shelving in dry storage areas d. Inside of the bain maries on the cook line e. Counters and side edges of the counters in the main kitchen f. Undersides of the shelves above the bain maries on the cook line g. Counter under the microwave h. Stand under the char broiler i. Shelves and counters in the wait station j. Defrost the freezers in the Sushi area
  • Repair the following: a. Missing/broken cove base behind the rice cooker in the main kitchen b. broken floor tiles under the fryers c. Water-stained ceiling in the Women’s Toilet Room
  • Thoroughly clean the following: a. Exhaust vent covers in both the men’s and women’s toilet rooms b. Flooring under the cooking equipment in the main kitchen c. Floor under the chest freezer in the Sushi area d. Perimeter of flooring in the Bar e. Flooring and sides of the mop sink
  • Linens and cloths observed covering foods and lining shelves. Foods were discarded on site. Do not use linens or cloths to cover food or line shelves.
  • a. Replace the cracked lids on the bulk containers of sugar and flour b. Remove the plastic shipping wrap on the small table next to the three compartment sink
  • The following equipment were observed with food debris/unclean condition: a. Bowls and pans on shelving above three compartment sink b. Ice crusher in the Sushi Area c. Utensils and pans under the clean counter of the mechanical dish machine d. Container of utensils and supplies under the prep table Rewash immediately. All equipment and utensils must be kept in clean condition.
  • Provide holder for the ice scoop at the ice machine
  • Plastic cups observed stored in containers of sauces and dry ingredients for dispensing. Provide scoops with handles and/or ladles for use at these. Comply every day.
  • In the walk-in refrigerator and freezer, containers of foods observed stored directly on the floor. Relocate and maintain all foods stored at least 6″ off of the floor.
  • Raw wood observed at the following locations: a. Ledge in front of char broiler b. Ledge in front of microwave c. Under soda dispenser at the wait station area Remove.
  • At the mechanical dish machine, no chlorine sanitizer could be detected. The container of bulk sanitizer was found empty. New sanitizer bucket was installed and the line primed. After running the unit several times, chlorine sanitizer observed at 75ppm. This must be monitored daily and a log kept.
  • At the dumpster, the drain plug is missing. Replace.