Feasterville’s Pat’s Polish Deli fails inspection; slicer stored in bathroom, preparing food with bare hands, 8 violations

Feasterville’s Pat’s Polish Deli fails inspection; slicer stored in bathroom, preparing food with bare hands, 8 violations

Feasterville, PA

Pat’s Polish Deli

535 ANDREWS RD STE 100
Featerville, PA 19053

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 9, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Pat’s Polish Deli was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • Food workers observed using bare hands for preparing ready to eat food. Disposable gloves, deli tissue, tongs or similar utensils must be used to prevent bare hand contact with ready to eat food. Discussed with CFSM and gloves were provided.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.  
  • Observed several dairy products and eggs for sale in the retail walk in refrigerator that were outdated. Ensure employees go through dairy products to ensure they are not expired.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/09/2020  
  • Mashed potatoes in a house hold hot holding unit were not at a safe temperature. Perogies in an approved hot holding unit were not at a safe temperature. Hot food must be held at 135°F or above. The potatoes were discarded and the perogies were reheated. The house hold hot holding unit is not allowed to be used in the facility.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. 
  • Foods in the prep top refrigerator are not at a safe temperature.
    Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food must be cold held at or below 41ºF. Some foods were discarded or relocated. Have unit serviced and provide copy of service report to this Department. Also, this unit is meant to be used with containers. Provide containers so that the air does not flow out of the unit. Also, do not double pan foods they will not stay cold. Discussed with CFSM.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/09/2020
  • Large container of rice and beef mixture was sitting on the prep table and was not at a safe temperature. Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food must be cold held at or below 41ºF. The mixture was placed in the refrigerator to cool. Do not take so much food out at once to prepare. Take the foods out in small portions and work on those first then bring another batch out when completed.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.  
  • Foods for retail sale in the display case refrigerator, retail freezer and on the shelf are not being labeled with ingredients. Provide a list of ingredients for each of the food items.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/09/2020  
  • Food items are sitting on the floor of the walk in freezer and in the back storage room. Ensure food products are stored at least 6 inches from the floor. Recommended more nsf approved shelving for the walk in freezer to eliminate food storage on the floor.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/09/2020  
  • Food workers are not wearing hair restraints as required. Employees shall wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, that are effectively designed and worn to keep their hair from contacting exposed food; clean equipment, utensils and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/09/2020 
  • Open bulk bags of food are being stored in their original bag. Once opened the food must be placed in a lidded food grade container.
  • No equipment (slicer) should be stored in the restroom. Remove immediately.