Inspection West Norriton Diner; Dead rodent behind mixer, Rodent-like droppings observed in kitchen, Fly-like insects observed in facility- 21 violations

Inspection West Norriton Diner; Dead rodent behind mixer, Rodent-like droppings observed in kitchen, Fly-like insects observed in facility- 21 violations

Norristown, PA

West Norriton Diner

2508 W MAIN ST
NORRISTOWN, PA 19403

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/30/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the West Norriton Diner was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 21 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:

  • Expired license to operate food establishment. Facility has 5 business days to submit license renewal with payment(facility stated they submitted payment yesterday)

  • Facility lacking a MCOPH Certified Food Sanitation Manager certificate. Facility has Servsafe. Facility has 30 days to submit reciprocity application

  • Cutting boards with deep grooves/discoloration

  • Facility had a large bucket of hot soup in walk-in refrigerator. (inspector explained proper cooling methods)

  • Raw shelled eggs stored on counter at 75 degrees(vol. discarded)

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

  • Spray bottles at bar and kitchen lacking common name

  • Facility thawing frozen fish in reduced oxygen packaging environment. (see note below)

  • Back door stored open- (gives access to vermin)

  • Fly-like insects observed in facility. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH

  • Dead mouse-like rodent observed behind mixer Rodent-like droppings observed in kitchen. Facility has 10 business days to provide proof of next professional pest control treatment to MCOPH

  • Food item stored in open original aluminum can

  • Facility reusing egg crates(must discard)

  • Wet wiping cloths not stored in a sanitizing solution

  • 43Knife stored in space between equipment

  • Aluminum and cardboard lining on kitchen shelves (must remove)

  • Cloth lining in some cold units (must remove)

  • Frost build-up on condenser in walk-in refrigerator,

  • Dish machine was not sanitizing at start of inspection. Inspector helped facility change out bucket of sanitizer and prime machine. Dish machine sanitizing at end of inspection

  • Floors under cook line equipment unclean

  • Stained ceiling tiles dining area