Sam’s Italian Market in Willow Grove; Citation to be issued for 7 times repeat violation- Food boxes and containers stored directly on the floor

Sam’s Italian Market in Willow Grove; Citation to be issued for 7 times repeat violation- Food boxes and containers stored directly on the floor

Willow Grove, PA

Sam’s Italian Market

3504 MORELAND RD
WILLOW GROVE, PA 19090

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 Sam’s Italian Market was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 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:

  • Sanitizer bucket stored in deli area hand wash sink.

  • Recently cut watermelon pieces observed stored at room temperature in register area in front. One cut melons must be placed under temperature control Facility placed into refrigeration during inspection.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Some packaged foods for retail sale missing some required information on labels. Facility emailed retail labeling guidelines during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Sticky fly strips found hanging from ceiling in 1st floor prep rooms.

  • (7 times repeat violation)Food boxes and containers stored directly on the floor of upstairs dry storage room and in 1st floor walk-in refrigerator. Facility was previously cited after last routine inspection. Citation to be issued due to numerous repeated out of compliance.

  • Absorbent linens observed on top of herbs in upstairs walk-in refrigerator.

  • Upstairs kitchen far end walk-in freezer observed with condenser leaking water/ice.

  • Dust accumulation observed on ceiling around vent above 3 compartment sink in upstairs kitchen.

  • Employee purse stored on bags of flour outside of upstairs kitchen.