Biryani Bowl Indian Cuisine in Lansdale bombs inspection with 20 violations; rodent droppings at front counter in storage room, mold-like growth on food carts

Biryani Bowl Indian Cuisine in Lansdale bombs inspection with 20 violations; rodent droppings at front counter in storage room, mold-like growth on food carts

Lansdale, PA

Biryani Bowl Indian Cuisine

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 16, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Biryani Bowl Indian Cuisine in Lansdale was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 20 violations were found.

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

  • Facility not posting MCOPH CFSM certificate publicly at time of inspection. Facility posted certificate publicly during inspection.
  • Chlorine sanitizer in sanitizer bucket at cook’s line observed with a concentration of 0ppm. Facility increased sanitizer concentration to an approved level during inspection.
  • Facility observed storing 1 container of heavy cream outside of refrigeration on shelf directly above stove. Product observed outside of an approved cold holding temperature. Facility voluntarily discarded item during inspection.
  • Rodent-like droppings observed in dry storage room and at front counter area. Facility must immediately clean and sanitize affected areas area(s). Facility must be treated by professional pest control service. Fax or e-mail service report to MCOPH with in 10 business days. Fax to 215-784-5524 or to the email provided.
  • Facility observed storing foods directly in grocery-style bags in prep refrigerator and walk-in freezer.
  • Wet wiping cloth at prep table stored outside of sanitizer bucket following use. Facility returned cloth to sanitizer bucket during inspection.
  • Facility observed re-using single-use milk cartons for storage of other food items. These containers are not designed to be washed, rinsed, sanitized and reused.
  • Facility observed lining stove tray with foil at rear cook’s line. Facility removed foil during inspection.
  • (5 times repeat violation) Cutting board at small 1 door prep refrigerator observed with heavy staining/grooves. Facility removed cutting board during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Interior of microwave at cook’s line observed heavily deteriorating.
  • Non food-grade paintbrush used as basting utensil at small prep refrigerator. Item is not food-grade or easily cleanable.
  • Damaged rubber spatula observed being used at rear cook’s line. Facility voluntarily discarded item during inspection.
  • Mop sink basin no longer adequately sealed to wall.
  • Both door gaskets torn at front cook’s line prep refrigerator.
  • Opened metal can of ghee observed at front cook’s line. Upon opening, contents of metal cans must be used in their entirety, or remainder must be transferred to food-grade container.
  • (7 times repeat violation) Excess food debris and mold-like growth observed on food carts. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Unused equipment stored behind facility near grease barrel pad behind facility.
  • Unused and unclean equipment stored in produce prep refrigerator.
  • Facility lining floor beneath shelving with absorbent cardboard in dry storage room.
  • Heavy grease-like accumulation observed on intake vents above prep refrigerator at rear cook’s line.