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Restaurant Round-Up: A Look at Local Food Inspections, Week 1 2022



Each week we highlight those restaurants in the area that have undergone their routine health inspections.


Here are this week's inspections: 1/3/2022 - 1/7/2022


VIA VENETO - East Norriton - 1/3/2022 - full report here

  • 6 - proper eating, tasting, drinking or tobacco use Comments: Employee personal beverage stored on top of dish machine.

  • 10 - adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible Comments: Lacking single service towels for hand sink.

  • 14 - required records available; shellstock tags, parasite destruction Comments: Facility lacks 90 day supply of shellstock tags.

  • 39 - contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display Comments: Containers/boxes of food stored on floor inside walk in freezer

  • 43 - in-use utensils; properly stored Comments: Bowl/cup used as scoop stored obtain dry goods/food items.

  • 47 - food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used Comments: Ice build-up in chest freezer.

  • 47 - food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used Comments: Torn door gasket observed on pizza bain marie.

  • 49 - non-food contact surfaces clean Comments: Fan guards in walk-in cooler are unclean.

  • 49 - non-food contact surfaces clean Comments: ( Repeat X 3)Racks unclean in walk in cooler.

THE PERSIAN GRILL - Lafayette Hill - 1/5/2022 - full report here

  • 2 - certified food protection manager Comments: Facility lacking a Certified Food Sanitation Manager (CFSM) issued by Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) or previous certificate has expired. Facility must submit application and payment OR proof of registration in an approved course with in 10 business days.

  • 23 - proper date marking & disposition Comments: 2xR- Date marking lacking on food containers in refrigeration.

  • 36 - thermometers provided & accurate Comments: Facility lacking visible accurate thermometers in several cold units.

  • 38 - insect, rodents & animals not present Comments: Kitchen exit door with air space at lock area.

  • 39 - contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display Comments: Food container during prep stored directly on top of trash can.

  • 39 - contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display Comments: Food stored in non food grade bags through out freezers.

  • 47 - food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used Comments: Rust build up on reach down freezer lids.

  • 47 - food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used Comments: Laminate pulling away from prep table side.

  • 48 - warewashing facilities; installed, maintained, & used; test strips Comments: Facility lacking test strips to verify proper concentration of chemical sanitizer on hand.

  • 49 - non-food contact surfaces clean Comments: Ice build up in reach down freezers.

  • 49 - non-food contact surfaces clean Comments: White shelves in back area and stove top unclean.

  • 49 - non-food contact surfaces clean Comments: Water pooling in bottom section of waitstaff prep unit.

  • 52 - sewage & waste water properly disposed Comments: 2xR- Mop sink blocked with small wares.

  • 53 - toilet facilities; properly constructed, supplied, & cleaned Comments: Covered waste receptacle lacking in women's restroom.

  • 54 - garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained Comments: Outside trash dumpsters stored on gravel/grass.

  • 55 - physical facilities installed, maintained, and clean Comments: 2xR- Stained and damaged ceiling tiles in kitchen area.

GINO'S RISTORANTE - Norristown - 1/5/2022 - full report here (connected to Hepatitis A Investigation, read more here)

  • Purpose: Pick-up documentation for Deliveries and Ingredient list, along with follow-up questions.

  • Facility provided Suppliers invoices and receipts.

  • Ingredients and Recipes provided.

  • EHS will provide information requested to DIS.

EAT GREEK - Conshohocken - 1/4/2022 - full report here

  • 39 - contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display Comments: Lacking lock on walk in freezer door in public area.

  • 39 - contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display Comments: Food items stored directly in cardboard box at deep fryer area.

  • 40 - personal cleanliness Comments: Food handler lacking hair restraint

  • 47 - food & non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed & used Comments: 2xR- Absorbent cloth lining surfaces at cook line and in prep unit.

  • 55 - physical facilities installed, maintained, and clean Comments: Unfinished wall and ceiling at back ware wash area. Must be minimum semi-gloss.

IKEA - Conshohocken - 1/6/2022 - full report here

  • 2 - certified food protection manager Comments: MCOPH Certified Food Sanitation Manager Certificate not posted at time of inspection.

  • 10 - adequate handwashing facilities supplied & accessible Comments: Lacking hand wash towels at hand wash station when entering main kitchen.

  • 48 - warewashing facilities; installed, maintained, & used; test strips Comments: Improper setup at 3 compartment ware wash sink.

Wawa - Lafayette Hill - 1/6/2022 - full report here

  • 22 - proper cold holding temperatures Comments: TCS food items held in 3 door reach in freezer not at proper cold holding temperature. Facility voluntarily discarded and supplied list of discarded items to MCOPH.

  • 33 - proper cooling methods used; adequate equipment for temperature control Comments: 3 door reach in freezer unable to maintain proper cold holding temperature. Facility may not use equipment for holding TCS foods until repaired and given written permission from MCOPH. Send completion work order stating internal temperature to MCOPH.

  • 54 - garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained Comments: Outside trash dumpster lid open.

Shake Shack - Plymouth Meeting - 1/6/2022 - full report here

  • 1 - person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, and performs duties Comments: Facility lacking sign stating that The most recent health inspection report is available on request. Sign must be posted conspicuously for the public. EHS supplied one.

  • 51 - plumbing installed; proper backflow devices Comments: Lacking proper air gap on dipping well at custard unit in back area.

Harry's Blue Bell Taproom - 1/7/2022 - full report here

  • 39 - contamination prevented during food preparation, storage and display Comments: Food stored inside walk in cooler uncovered.

  • 43 - in-use utensils; properly stored Comments: Tongs stored on oven door handle along cooks line.

  • 49 - non-food contact surfaces clean Comments: Fan guards in walk-in cooler are unclean.

Gino's Ristorante - Norristown - 1/7/2022 - full report here

  • Comments: Note: Routine inspection not conducted at this time. Facility refused to voluntarily close because of an ongoing Hepatitis A outbreak investigation. Facility is mandated to close by direction of Montgomery County Office of Public Health and shall remain closed until written permission is given by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health. West Norriton township police were contacted and on-site at time of closure. Facility refused to sign report.

Please note, none of the comments in this report are those of PlymouthPulse.com but are those of the Montgomery County Health Department Staff and are made available as a matter of public record. This is not an exhaustive list of all food establishments inspected in Mongomery County in the time frame highlighted. For a full list of inspected establishments, please visit the Montgomery County Health Department website here.


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