Franconia Heritage Restaurant fouls 9th straight inspection; Slicer unclean, Back splash and interior door of ice machine unclean, Deep grooves and discoloration on cutting boards

Franconia Heritage Restaurant fouls 9th straight inspection; Slicer unclean, Back splash and interior door of ice machine unclean, Deep grooves and discoloration on cutting boards

Telford, PA

Franconia Heritage Restaurant

508 Harleysville Pike
Telford, PA 18969

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/19/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Franconia Heritage Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

This latest inspection marks the ninth straight inspection the restaurant failed to be, “In Compliance” according to reporting by The Philadelphia Inquirer:

  • Oct 31, 2016- 16 violations including 9 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Apr 27, 2017- 11 violations including 6 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Oct 12, 2017- 10 violations including 4 food borne risk factor violations.
  • May 4, 2018- 10 violations including 5 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Nov 13, 2018- 11 violations including 5 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Apr 1, 2019- Complaint finds 7 violations including 3 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Sep 11, 2019-4 violations including 4 food borne risk factor violations.
  • Nov 26, 2019- 5 violations including 2 food borne risk factor violations.

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

  • Slicer unclean. Backsplash and interior door of ice machine unclean. (both food borne illness risk factors)

  • Deep grooves and discoloration on cutting boards. Resurface/replace.

  • Observed ice build-up in three walk-in freezers.

  • Observed water stained ceiling tiles in restrooms.