Inspection at Buena Vista Grocery in Norristown; Dead mouse-like rodent, 12 violations

Inspection at Buena Vista Grocery in Norristown; Dead mouse-like rodent, 12 violations

Norristown, PA

Buena Vista Grocery

601 E MAIN ST
NORRISTOWN, PA 19401

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Buena Vista Grocery was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • Facility operating without a MCOPH license. Facility has 5 business days to submit license application and appropriate fee.

  • 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.

  • Dented cans observed on storage shelf, voluntarily removed from shelf.

  • Raw eggs stored over ready to eat food items in reach-in cooler.

  • Proper date marking lacking on prepared food items in secondary containers and/or packaging.

  • Facility lacking visible accurate thermometers in several cold units.

  • Product lacking common name/ingredient labels in retail coolers.

  • Dead mouse-like rodent observed on glue board. Facility has 10 business days to submit professional pest control report.

  • Ice build-up in two ice cream freezers.

  • 3 compartment sink improperly set up at time of inspection.

  • Mop not stored hanging or inverted to dry.

  • Insufficient lighting in Jack & Jill ice cream freezer.