Gigante Market in Avondale bumbles inspection; Whole fish, chicken drum sticks and chorizo were all sitting out on counter or in a sink at room temperature

Gigante Market in Avondale bumbles inspection; Whole fish, chicken drum sticks and chorizo were all sitting out on counter or in a sink at room temperature

Avondale, PA

Gigante International Food Market

8847 GAP NEWPORT PIKE
Avondale, PA 19311
610-268-8802

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/17/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Gigante International Food Market
was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

  • Clean milk shelving and replace white paper liners.
  • Hand sink in the back meat room was filled with dishes and utensils. This sink is for hand washing only. Do not store anything in hand sinks
  • Kitchen: Frozen meats were observed sitting at room temperature in a sink. These meats were reportedly “thawing”. Meats must be thawed in a refrigerator or under cool running water. Kitchen staff were shown how to use cool running water to thaw the meats.
  • Whole fish, chicken drum sticks and chorizo were all sitting out on counter or in a sink at room temperature. It appeared that meats and seafood are taken out in large quantities and slowing packaged all morning. Foods were 43F. Only 2 employees were working these areas and were doing many tasks without fully completing any. One began opening and cutting a large piece of beef after being told to package and put the fish in the display case. Ensure reasonable amounts of food are being worked/processed at one time. Do not pull 3 cases of chicken – pull 1, pack it, place packages in refrigerator then get out a second case and so on. Finish one task before moving to another to ensure food temps are not above 41F.
  • Hand dryer was not working in restroom. Supply paper towels until dryer is repaired.