Costco King of Prussia inspection; Fly-like insects observed in backroom of facility, fouls 5th inspection since March 2017

Costco King of Prussia inspection; Fly-like insects observed in backroom of facility, fouls 5th inspection since March 2017

King of Prussia, PA

Costco Wholesale #245

201 Allendale RD
King of Prussia, PA 19406

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/7/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Costco Wholesale #245 was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

Costco’s performance during inspections has been uneven, now, failing to be, “in compliance” in 5 inspections since March 2017:

  • Mar 3, 2017- complaint leads to 4 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.
  • Oct 3, 2017- 5 violations with 2 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Apr 20, 2018- complaint inspection finds 2 violations with 1 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violation.
  • Dec 5, 2018- 3 violations with 2 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • May 6, 2019- PASSES inspection with 4 lower level “lack of good retail practices” violations.
  • Dec 9, 2019- 6 violations with 2 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factor violations.

 

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

  • Facility lacking a current MCOPH CFSM. Facility has 10 business days to submit reciprocity application or submit proof of registration in an approved food safety course. MCOPH CFSM reciprocity application can be downloaded @ www.health.montcopa.org
  • Dented cans of Tuna observed on storage shelf, voluntarily removed from shelf.
  • Fly-like insects observed in backroom of facility. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH
  • Boxes of single service food contact items stored on floor.
  • Mop not stored hanging or inverted to dry.
  • Liquid debris on floor around syrup stand for fountain soda machine.
  • Torn door gasket on entry door to Deli washroom.
  • Dust build-up on ceiling surrounding ceiling vents inside walk in freezer.
  • Food and packaging debris on floor underneath storage shelving in walk in coolers.