Plated and Poured in Bridgewater; Employees have been washing hands in the mop sink, old dead mice in glue trap; 15 violations says inspector

Plated and Poured in Bridgewater; Employees have been washing hands in the mop sink, old dead mice in glue trap; 15 violations says inspector

Bridgewater, PA

Plated and Poured in Bridgewater

234 Bridge ST
Bridgewater, PA 15009

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 26, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Plated and Poured in Bridgewater was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 15 violations were found.

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

  • Observed vacuum packed salmon thawed in the flat top near the grill that was not removed from the packaging. The salmon had been thawed 2 days ago and had an odor. Salmon was discarded.
  • Potential rodent harborage areas inside the food facility observed in the basement. Observed an accumulation of equipment, furniture and other items that are not needed for facility operation.
  • Food facility is not removing dead or trapped pests from control devices frequently, as evidenced by observed old/dead mice in a glue trap in the basement. Glue trap was removed during inspection.
  • Food facility does not have available chlorine sanitizer test strips to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration in the dishwashers at the bar and in the kitchen. This is a repeat violation from previous inspection.
  • Faucet handle of the hand wash sink in the kitchen is broke. Employees have been washing hands in the mop sink, which is not authorized to be used for hand washing. An alternate sink is available to temporarily use for hand washing until the faucet is repaired.
  • Observed cracking paint and holes in the wall in the mop sink area and in need of repair.
  • Observed deep cuts/pits in the cutting board at the flat top near the grill and is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching.
  • Colander in the hand wash sink in the bar area, indicating uses other than hand washing. Colander was removed. Recommend placing a sign at the sink indicating the sink is for hand washing only.
  • Accumulation of dirt, dust and grease/grime in the kitchen area of the food facility and in need of cleaning.
  • Facility does not have written procedures for employees to follow when responding to an event involving vomitus or fecal matter discharge onto surfaces within the facility. Written procedures provided that may be adopted at facility procedures.
  • Observed ice stored uncovered and subject to contamination at the bar. In addition, observed the soda dispenser hose resting in the ice. Corrected on site. Ice was discarded.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the refrigerator near the grill, is not being date marked. Items were prepared 2 days ago and date marked during inspection.
  • Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher at the bar was not detectable, and not 50-100 ppm as required. Glasses will be sanitized in the kitchen dishwasher.
  • Floor and wall in the kitchen area is made of unsealed wood boards with exposed crack and is not a smooth, easily cleanable surface. Observed unused vents in the floor of the kitchen that is accumulating dirt and dust and needs to be sealed/covered. Observed brick dust behind the three bowl sink. The wall is not a smooth, non-absorbent, easy to clean surface.
  • The floor / wall juncture in kitchen area is not coved and closed to 1/32 inch.