Inspector: 17 violations for Easton’s Ho Ho Wok, walk-in cooler has a build-up of old food like residue as well as a black mold-like residue in front corner.

Easton, PA

Ho Ho Wok

829 S 25TH ST
EASTON, PA 18045
610-253-8980
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 15, 2000. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Ho Ho Wok in Easton was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 17 violations were found.

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

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Cooked chicken wings stored open to cool in rear kitchen area with no covering. Raw fish stored in open container/bin of water to defrost in rear kitchen area.
  • Observed deeply scored cutting boards not resurfaced or discarded as required. Corrected on site.
  • Non-food contact surface areas of walk-in cooler unit has a build-up of old food like residue as well as a black mold-like residue in front corner.
  • Food prep table next to hand wash sink was observed to have a build-up of old food residue along edges and corners and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • 24 containers of an unknown liquid/sauce observed in unmarked/unlabeled containers inside beverage cooler at customer check-out counter.
  • Observed a food container (without a handle) being used as a scoop in the rice hot holding unit.(Scoops are required to have handles that do not touch food).CORRECTED
  • Fish observed thawing in standing water in a plastic bin in rear kitchen area, which is not an approved thawing method. Corrected.
  • Observed chicken wings cooling at room temperature in open pans at back kitchen area, which is not a proper cooling method. Corrected.
  • Egg rolls (cooked) observed in walk-in cooler without any date marking.
  • Observed cardboard (with a mold-like residue) being utilized as a rack covering inside walk-in cooler.
  • In-use fly strips hanging directly above main food preparation areas.
  • Observed a grease build-up on hood filters and baffles.
  • Facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
  • Observed racks in walk-in cooler to have excessive build-up of flaking corrosion/rust, a potential source of contamination.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink. Corrected.