Inspection Shagun Palace in Bensalem; Rodent droppings observed in one corner, Chicken was covered and being held in prep area at room temperature

Inspection Shagun Palace in Bensalem; Rodent droppings observed in one corner, Chicken was covered and being held in prep area at room temperature

Bensalem, PA

Shagun Palace Indian Buffet

2643 STREET RD
BENSALEM, PA 19020

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/12/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Shagun Palace Indian Buffet was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

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

All employees must keep nose and mouth fully covering with a mask per the Governor’s and Secretary of Health’s Orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Repeat violations can result in regulatory fees.  New Violation.

Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food must be cold held at or below 41ºF. Prep unit on cook’s line was not holding foods at appropriate temperatures. Food temperatures measured between 47 °F and 53 °F. Affected food discarded immediately.

Do not store time/temperature controlled for safety (TCS) foods in this unit until it maintains food at or below 41°F.  New Violation.

Chicken was covered and being held in prep area at room temperature. If time rather than temperature is used to control safety of food, items must be marked consistently and clearly for either time of preparation or time of disposal. Food controlled by time must be disposed of within four hours after they go above 41°F or below 135°F.

Product marked for disposal four hours after preparation.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.

Rodent droppings observed in one corner. Exterminator was on site upon arrival and observations were discussed.

Thoroughly clean and sanitize affected area. Continue to monitor and have professional pest control company treat.  New Violation.

Utensils used for scooping must have handles that stick above food product between uses. Do not use single-serve containers as scoops.
Also, do not store tongs on handles of equipment. They should be resting on sanitized surface and replaced every four hours.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
Perform detail clean under kitchen equipment on cook’s line to prevent accumulation of food debris and attraction of pests and/or disease vectors.
Empty, clean, and sanitize ice machine immediately. Do not use ice inside before doing so.  Repeat Violation.