Huntingdon Valley China Wok fails 6th straight inspection; 15 violations, 2 times repeat- storing egg rolls in wire baskets that do not protect from contamination during storage

Huntingdon Valley China Wok fails 6th straight inspection; 15 violations, 2 times repeat- storing egg rolls in wire baskets that do not protect from contamination during storage

Huntingdon Valley, PA

China Wok

545 Rockledge AVE
Huntondon Valley, PA 19006

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 16, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the China Wok in Huntingdon Valley was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 15 violations were found.

China Wok has, now, failed each of the last 6 inspections:

  • April 3, 2018- 22 violations
  • August 8, 2018- 4 violations
  • September 10, 2018- 14 violations
  • February 28, 2019- 9 violations
  • November 13, 2019- 7 violations

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

  • Sign stating inspection reports are available upon request not posted in public view. Sign emailed to facility during inspection.
  • Employee beverage stored on prep table.
  • Facility has expired parasite destruction letter dated 2018. Facility is granted until 1/21/20 to send current letter to fax or email provided.
  • (6 times repeat violation)Several types of raw proteins (chicken, shrimp, beef) are stored above ready to eat produce and sauces in walk-in refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action. (dripping would contaminate)
  • Facility sushi pH log has not been completed since 1/13/20.
  • Cook’s line prep refrigerator in middle section of the cook’s line recorded with ambient temperature of 50F with foods recorded with internal temperatures of 44F-46F. Facility instructed to move all foods to a properly working refrigerator. Facility must immediately stop using the unit. Facility may not use the unit until serviced by licensed professional, AND unit is operating at 41F or below, AND written permission is granted by MCOPH. Fax service report to 215-784-5524 or to the email provided. Failure to comply or await permission before using unit may lead to legal action.
  • Foods stored on floor of walk-in freezer.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility storing egg rolls in wire baskets that do not protect from contamination during storage. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Large containers of fried noodles in basement stored directly on floor.
  • Cutting board on prep refrigerator in middle area of cook’s line observed heavily scratched with staining.
  • Door gasket on 2 door under counter refrigerator across from fryers observed torn.
  • Facility lacking chlorine test strips.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility had improper set up of 3 compartment sink. Sanitizer solution observed in middle basin. Facility was instructed on proper set up of wash, rinse, sanitize, and air dry during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (4 times repeat violation)Self closing mechanism on employee bathroom door broken. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Grease hood system filters observed with grease and dust accumulation.