West Whiteland’s Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant blunders Health Department inspection with 10 violations

West Whiteland’s Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant blunders Health Department inspection with 10 violations

West Chester, PA

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in West Whiteland Township

905 Boot Rd #4020
West Chester, PA 19380
(610) 696-2597

The Chester County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant in West Whiteland Township was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

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

  • Observed a large bowl of raw chicken sitting at room temperature. Owner noted that it had recently been taken out however the chicken had a measured temperature of 50F. The chicken was moved into smaller containers and placed in the walk-in refrigerator.
  • Facility does not practice proper date marking. No date of preparation or date to discard is present on food containers in the walk-in cooler and or in the bottom portion of the bain-marie. Provide a date marking system and label all food containers stored in walk-in cooler and in the bottom portion of the bain-marie with the date of preparation or the date to discard. Ensure all food product is discarded seven (7) days or less after being stored with the day of preparation counting as the first day. Comply today and every day.
  • Observed the exit door in disrepair, door has multiple holes along bottom section. Repair door so that it is sealed and does not allow the entry of possible insects and rodents.
  • Plastic cups are being used as scoops in the bag of rice and in a bulk container. Replace cups with scoops that have a handle in order to prevent contamination.
  • Bulk containers with flour, sugar and other products are not labeled with the common name of the product. Label all bulk containers with product name.
  • Observed raw vegetables being stored in plastic grocery/to-go bags in the walk- in refrigerator. Remove products from grocery bags and ensure all food products are stored in food grade containers. Do not use plastic grocery/to-go bags for food storage. Comply today and every day.
  • The following were observed: 1. The ceiling exhaust fan in the restroom along with the surrounding ceiling tile have a build up of dust. 2. The flooring under the 3-bay sink and under the silver rice cooking table observed with an accumulation of food and debris, especially along floor edges. 3. Fan covers in the walk-in refrigerator have an accumulation of dust and debris. 4. Flooring under cook line equipment, especially along floor edges have an accumulation of grease and debris. 5. Shelving under bain-marie across from fryers has an accumulation of food debris and dust. Clean the above within 72 hours and maintain cleanliness.
  • A serv safe certificate for Kong Tao Wang was observed which expires 3/24. Apply for Chester County Certified Food Manager Certificate within one week and post in public view once recieved. Application was left during inspection.
  • Observed wiping cloths being used as a non-slip material for cutting boards. Remove cloths from under cutting boards and only use wiping cloths for cleaning. If desired, provide a non-slip material that is smooth, non-absorbent, and easily cleanable for the cutting boards. Comply today and every day.
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed a leak at the hand sink in the customer restroom at the hot water faucet. Repair leak within 48 hours and maintain all equipment in good repair.