“Bread for croutons stored under waste pipe;” Glenside Pub fouls Health Department inspection, mold in soda heads and holsters

“Bread for croutons stored under waste pipe;” Glenside Pub fouls Health Department inspection, mold in soda heads and holsters

Glenside, PA

Glenside Pub

122 S EASTON RD
GLENSIDE, PA 19038

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 3, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Glenside Pub was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • (2 times repeat violation)Employee beverages in acceptable containers but stored above 3 compartment sink and on food prep surfaces in server station area. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal actions.
  • Interior of soda gun heads and holsters at bar observed with white mold-like residue.
  • Prepared and opened TCS ready to eat foods held under refrigeration in establishment for more than 24 hours lacking proper discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Facility emailed date marking regulations during inspection.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility menu lacking consumer advisory statement for cooked to order steaks and burgers. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal actions.
  • Lotions stored with condiments at server station. First aid chemicals stored above 3 compartment sink in kitchen.
  • Bread for croutons stored under waste pipe under kitchen hand washing sink.
  • Absorbent sponge observed at 3 compartment sink.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Torn door gaskets observed on 2 door under counter server station refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal actions.
  • Ice accumulation observed on interior of counter top refrigerator in server station area.
  • Absorbent carpet material mat observed behind bar. Facility removed.
  • Employee purse stored on top of refrigerator with clean plates in server station area.

* The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food.