Inspection Valentino’s Bistro in Lansdale; 11 violations, No soap at hand washing sink, sliced salami dated 6/30, grill cleaner stored next to clean plates

Inspection Valentino’s Bistro in Lansdale; 11 violations, No soap at hand washing sink, sliced salami dated 6/30, grill cleaner stored next to clean plates

Lansdale, PA

Valentino’s Bistro

518 N BROAD ST
LANSDALE, PA 19446

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/28/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Valentino’s Bistro was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 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 observed operating with an expired MCOPH food establishment license. Facility is hereby given 48 hours to submit payment to MCOPH. 

  • No soap observed at cook’s line handwashing sink. Facility supplied sink with soap during inspection.

  • No means of drying hands available at cook’s line handwashing sink at time of inspection. Facility provided sink with paper towels during inspection.

  • Facility observed with sliced salami with a date marking of 6/30. Facility voluntarily discarded item during inspection.

  • Container of grill cleaner stored next to clean plates below steam table. Facility relocated item during inspection.

  • Absorbent linen found lining bottom of metal pans used to store sliced deli meats in walk-in refrigerator.

  • Coffee filters stored with food-contact surface exposed at waitstaff area. Facility inverted filters during inspection.

  • Splash accumulation observed near nozzle of milk dispenser.

  • Self-closing door mechanism not adequately functional at women’s toilet room.

  • (2 times repeat violation) Exterior dumpsters found stored on a gravel/grass surface and need to be stored on non-absorbent smooth material. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.

  • (4 times repeat violation)Ceiling lights in kitchen not shielded or shatter resistant. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.