West Chester’s King Wok slapped with 18 violations by Health Department; “owner came back from a delivery began food prep and did not wash hands”

West Chester’s King Wok slapped with 18 violations by Health Department; “owner came back from a delivery began food prep and did not wash hands”

West Chester, PA

King Wok

22 E STREET RD
West Chester, PA 19382
610-399-6888

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 3, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the King Wok in West Chester was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 18 violations were found.

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

  • Colander of chicken stored on top of uncovered assorted foods in bain marie top. Keep separate in a designated cooler.
  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code as evidenced by incorrect responses to food safety questions.
  • Food in the bain marie and reach in cooler stored open with no covering.
  • Potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk in cooler is not being date marked.
  • The following need further cleaning and sanitizing: * Hood filters, ledge and hood interior. * Drain at food prep sink.(Remove bag attached to plumbing line) * Floor under 3 compartment sink, walk in cooler under shelves and behind cooking equipment. * Wall behind cooks line. * Interior of bain marie cooler. * Sides of cooks line equipment.
  • Several water stained ceiling tiles throughout facility. Replaced at time of inspection.
  • Facility owner came back from a delivery began food prep and did not wash hands prior. EHS stressed the importance of proper hand washing and food handling.
  • Clean and sanitize the following: * Table top can opener blade. * Rice cooker interiors. * Debris on wire shelf next to fryers. * Slicer * Interior top of microwave oven. * All used knives and utensils stored in clean utensil holder at 3 basin sink.
  • Plastic grocery bags observed being used for food storage. This is a repeated violation. Provide food grade containers and food grade bags ONLY.
  • Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Food ingredient storage containers, in the cooling units not labeled with the common name of the food.
  • Observed In-use utensils stored between unclean table edges and table
  • To go containers used as scoops in bulk dry good containers. Use a food grade scoop with a handle.
  • Food observed thawing at room temperature on the *, which is not an approved thawing method.
  • Facility had a large open container of used hood filter debris liquid stored under 3-basin sink. Remove immediately and properly discard.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths in throughout not being stored in sanitizer solution.
  • Single serve items stored with food contact surfaces exposed. Invert.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the back food prep area.
  • Grease like debris build up covering all light covers in hood system. Clean.