Barnes and Noble Cafe Willow Grove; Excessive drain fly activity says Heath Department, 12 violations, fails third straight inspection

Barnes and Noble Cafe Willow Grove; Excessive drain fly activity says Heath Department, 12 violations, fails third straight inspection

Willow Grove, PA

Barnes and Noble Café

102 PARK AVE
WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 15, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Barnes and Noble Café was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

This latest inspection is the third straight failed inspection:

  • April 17, 2018- 10 violations
  • March 22, 2019- 9 violations

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

  • Inspection request signage not posted at time of inspection.
  • Facility lacking a current MCOPH Certified Food Sanitation Manager certificate. Facility has full time employee with current serve safe cert and must apply immediately.
  • Excessive drain fly activity observed at mop sink area. Facility must have licensed pest control for target pest within the next 10 business days and email work order to jcinque@montcopa.org.
  • Cardboard boxes of packaged food stored on floor under hand sink in rear area.
  • Mops stored in mop sink basin and not inverted or hung to dry.
  • Napkins and sugar packets stored under hand sink counter area.
  • Cases of single service cup stored on floor under ware wash drain board and in area near mop sink.
  • Floors unclean under front counter area and under ice maker area . Clean.
  • Grated floor drain lacking at ice maker floor drain with open drain line.
  • Ware wash sink spray nozzle with excessive leak. Repair.
  • Missing ceiling tile in ware wash area.
  • Lacking light shield or shatterproof bulb at ware wash area.