Joa Sushi in Lansdale fouls inspection, “Some mold-like accumulation observed in ice machine,” Mask violation, 11 violations

Joa Sushi in Lansdale fouls inspection, “Some mold-like accumulation observed in ice machine,” Mask violation, 11 violations

Lansdale,  PA

Joa Sushi

571 S BROAD ST
LANSDALE, PA 19446

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 9/3/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Joa Sushi was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • Facility unable to locate current parasite destruction letter from seafood supplier. Facility obtained current letter from supplier during inspection.

  • Some mold-like accumulation observed in ice machine. Clean and sanitize in accordance with owner’s manual.

  • Unlabeled chemical spray bottle observed at mop sink area.

  • Facility lacks a written procedure on the preparation of acidified rice for sushi use.

  • At time of inspection, facility employees did not know how to properly calibrate pH meter to measure the pH of acidified sushi rice. EHS instructed facility on proper calibration of pH meter during inspection.

  • Tongs stored on oven door handle at cook’s line.

  • Bowl lacking handle used as scoop in bulk dry rice container.

  • Package of packaged chopsticks observed being stored on floor in sushi prep area. Facility elevated items to a minimum of 6 inches from floor during inspection.

  • Grease accumulation observed on floor beneath cook’s line equipment.

  • Ceiling tile peeling and no longer easily cleanable above front sushi prep area. Replace.

  • Dust accumulation observed in HVAC vents in front prep area.

  • Employee(s) observed not wearing masks/improperly wearing masks at time of inspection. EHS instructed employees to properly don masks during inspection.