There were a couple of themes in this edition of Clean Plates.

Dead flies were found in front of a reach-in freezer, on shelves in the food prep area and on window sills in the customer area. Would you stay to eat if that was by your table?

Lack of hot water also seemed to be a common violation this time around. Some facilities could not maintain the required temperature at one or more sinks. In one case, there was no handwash sink. In another, the tank only held 30 gallons and was used by an upstairs apartment as well.

It has been almost 10 years since the Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act, which banned smoking in public places and workplaces, yet the violations still pop up. This time around, in addition to finding cigarettes, cigarette butts, and an ashtray in one facility, the inspector found a employee smoking even after they were earlier told to stop.

From Aug. 1 to Aug. 14, Philadelphia health inspectors closed at least 31 facilities for various violations.

Inspectors visit nearly 1,000 eateries and food retailers every two weeks. Each inspection is generally regarded as a snapshot in time, and not necessarily a reflection of day-to-day conditions. Most violations were corrected immediately in the presence of an inspector.

A list of eateries that were closed follows:

Location of Fill Your Soul, 1833 N 54th St.
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Location of Fill Your Soul, 1833 N 54th St.

1833 N 54th St.

20 violations, 6 serious

Live and dead roaches were found; there were mouse droppings, dirt, and debris on the floor throughout the facility; there was an insect control device located in food prep area with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and /or utensils; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the reach-in refrigerator, was not date marked; food employee did not follow proper handwashing procedure and use soap and/or warm water; soap was not available at the handwash sink in the food prep and restroom area; the floor tiles were cracked and severely damaged throughout the establishment; there was a waste receptacle with no lid in the unisex restroom; there was an unapproved refrigerator, reach-in freezer, and microwaves that were in use; the handwash sink was not properly sealed to the wall and the piping was in disrepair; the facility lacked a sanitizer test strips to monitor sanitizer concentration.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 14.

3300 Ryan Ave. Rear B

11 violations, 4 serious

Old mouse droppings were found on the floor perimeter behind the shelves in the retail area; rat pellets found in the cashier area in the original opened bag were not labeled by the manufacturer for food facility usage; there was no paper towels at the toilet room handsink; the food safety certified person was not present at all times; rust and residue were found in the handsink and warewash sink; the drain rack was not approved for proper dish draining; chemicals were stored on the same shelf with single service articles in the retail area including aluminum pans; the establishment licensee and operation changes required submission of a Plan Review Application; excess items were found in the rear storage room; cove base throughout the facility was lacking or not attached throughout the facility; there were missing and water stained ceiling tiles.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 15.

1098 Alcott St.

18 violations, 2 serious

Mouse droppings were on the wall ledge behind chips in the retail area; there was no hot water; there was no chemical sanitizer being used on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, and prior to use; food employees were not wearing a hair restraint; all sinks in the food prep observed were not properly sealed to the wall; the bathroom sink in the basement was not properly sealed to the wall with caulking; there were raw wooden shelving used to elevate beverages in the basement which were not smooth, easily cleanable and resistant to pitting, cracking, or scratching; there were soda crates used to elevate beverages in the basement that were not easily cleanable; the ceiling vent was dusty; the inspection revealed a change of ownership; there was ice accumulation inside the chest freezers in the retail and basement area; rust and residue were found on the outside surfaces of the chest freezer in the basement; there was grease on the lower wall surfaces next to the fryer; there was debris in the door crevices in the closed display case in the food prep area.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 15.

5726 Baltimore Ave.

4 violations, 3 serious

The food safety certified person was not present; there was an uncovered ice bin at window service area; the outer opening in the food facility did not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals, the front door was propped open without a screen.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 14.

7801 Ogontz Ave.

19 violations, 5 serious

There was a German roach crawling on wall near grinder sink; house flies were in the kitchen; mouse droppings on and under boxes in kitchen area; small flies were harboring on card board boxes, near the trench drain, and around sink in back prep area; dead flies were on a window sill in the customer area; muscles and clams were not held at required temperatures; macaroni salad, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the display case, was not date marked; time in lieu of temperature being used to control ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods including shrimp and tartar sauce without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food; there was water, blood accumulation and old fish on the floors of the fish walk-in box; a condensation line in walk-in box was missing and the condensation was draining on the floor; the line from steam machine drains on floor and not in trench drain; there was water accumulation on floor through-out facility; there was grease accumulation on walls through-out facility and on frying equipment; black debris in garbage grinder sink; there was clutter in the rear room with ice machine; there was heavy food debris on handles, doors and inside display case.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 13.

Location of First Steps to Success Learning Center, 1018 W Lehigh Ave. Bldg B
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Location of First Steps to Success Learning Center, 1018 W Lehigh Ave. Bldg B

1018 W Lehigh Ave. Bldg B

8 violations, none serious

A dead mouse and bugs were found on glue board in HVAC area; mouse droppings were in the sink cabinet located in toddler classroom, in a storage closet and in plastic shelving in kitchen, sink cabinet in toddler room and cabinet in storage room; drain flies were found in back classroom, kitchen and front of facility; the toaster oven, microwave, and plastic shelves were not approved; there were domestic cabinets in the kitchen; a domestic mini-refrigerator that did not keep the required temperature, was found in the infant classroom; the person in control of premises had not posted “No Smoking” signs; there was debris under shelving, under equipment, and around the HVAC system.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 13.

2380 Duncan St.

11 violations, 1 serious

There was an accumulation of dead flies in front freezer reach-in and on shelving surfaces in prep area; mouse droppings were found on shelving under litter; there was expired baby foods on retail shelving for sale; the basement door was propped open and not protecting establishment against unwanted entry of animals, insects, or rodents; crates were used as elevation instead of approved shelving; there were floor tiles that were cracked and not sealed on some of the floor surfaces; a wet mop was stored on the floor in toilet room; lights in a display case were not shielded from breakage.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 13.

2652 S 9th St.

15 violations, 5 serious

The food safety certified individual was not present; frozen shrimp was found thawing in standing water; raw eggs were stored above ready-to-eat foods in the walk-in cooler; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food including salads and potatoes, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the reach-in refrigerator, were not date marked; cole slaw containers were reused for food storage; paper towels were not available at the handwash sink in the retail area; the shellstock located in the retail area did not have identification tags attached to the container; raw wood planks, which are not smooth and easily cleanable, were being used to support food preparation area stove; there was a defective display case and under counter refrigerator that were being used for dry storage; a defective garbage grinder was installed on a shallow basin wall mounted sink; there was no cover provided for the sump pump pit; there was no cover provided for restroom ventilation fan; the basement Bilco door of the facility did not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 13.

6154 Lancaster Ave.

8 violations, 3 serious

Fresh and old mouse droppings were found in the food storage area and walk-in unit; dead insects were found on sticky pads throughout the establishment; there was heavy grease and food residue on the grill top; the food prep sink was obstructed by a mop bucket; the slicer had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces and was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized at least every four hours; the rear garage/lift gate did not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; there was nonfunctional and inoperable equipment stored in rear area; the food facility did not have a Health Awareness Reporting Procedure for food employees.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 12.

5700 Roosevelt Blvd.

11 violations, 2 serious

Fruit flies were in the retail area and storage area; food in the hot holding unit was not held at proper temperature; the door of the walk-in cooler was falling off and could not be closed; newspapers were used as liner under hot dog warmer; the hot dog warmer could not hold food at the required temperature; the food safety certified person was not present; an unused soda machine, refrigerator display case, three mini refrigerators, two warmers, under counter refrigerator were in the retail area and storage area; soda crates were used for elevation; the door gasket of walk-in cooler was not in good repair; the drain rack above the three-bay sink was not approved; the outdoor dumpster was kept open; a compressed gas tank in the walk-in cooler was not anchored; the counters and cabinets in the retail area and storage area were not clean; there was ice accumulation in the freezer

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 12.

Locaiton of Xiang Gourmet Restaurant, 1304 Walnut St.
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Locaiton of Xiang Gourmet Restaurant, 1304 Walnut St.

1304 Walnut St.

15 violations, 4 serious

Mouse feces and minor food debris was found along the floor perimeters in the kitchen; there was uncovered containers of marinated chicken stored on floor of walk-in box; an open rodent bait was found behind ice maker machine; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food including foods, sauces, marinating meats, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the walk-in box and hot food line refrigeration units was not date marked; there were bulk chemical containers stored adjacent to foods on shelving near walk-in box; there were serving utensils stored in a container of stagnant water in the prep area; common bowls or food containers without handles were in direct contact with bulk food ingredients; exhaust hood surfaces were soiled with dripping grease accumulation; there was ice buildup in the walk-in freezer.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 11.

1603 E Wadsworth Ave.

29 violations, 10 serious

Toilet paper was not provided in toilet rooms; the toilet rooms were not self closing; the food certified person was not present; alteration or construction began prior to plan submission and approval; an employee's open beverage container was found in a food preparation area; the food facility did not have a handwash sink conveniently located in the kitchen area; food prep conducted in three-bay sink and not projected from contamination; indirectly plumbed food prep sink not provided; there were potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the refrigerator, was not date marked; food was being thawed using an unapproved method and thawing at room temperature in the three-bay sink and in standing water; a garbage grinder was not provided; lights in the kitchen were not shielded from breakage; the person in control of premises had not posted "No Smoking" signs.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Aug. 9.

Non-permanent location

11 violations, 4 serious

The facility had no City issued Food Safety Certificate; hot water was not available in the mobile unit; food including pork and rice was not held at the required temperature; there was no handwashing sink in the mobile unit; a worker had four water buckets of the premises; there was no soap or paper towels; there were excessive flies throughout the facility and they were landing on food including on an uncovered bowl of rice that was on the counter; small bugs were found on fruit in the non-operational hot holding unit; the cutting boards had deep scratches and scoring that did not allowing for effective cleaning and sanitizing; the door handle was missing and had a screwdriver to hold cabinet closed; there was an inoperable hot holding unit used for food storage.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 9.

2445 GERMANTOWN AVE

20 violations, 6 serious

Flies were found in the handwash sink area; there were dead roaches on glue boards inside the utility room; there were nine dozen expired eggs in the cold hold unit; bags of fish were thawing in warewash sink and not the preparation sink; the preparation sink, three-basin warewash sink and handwash sinks were not clean to sight and touch, there was black residue on the interior surfaces of warewash sink and mop string was found in the preparation sink; fish was found thawing at room temperature in the warewash sink and not under running water; the person in charge was not present during all hours of operation; the handwash sink in the food preparation area was blocked by food equipment and not accessible at all times for employee use; shredded cheeses and dressing/condiments opened commercially processed ready-to-eat food, located in the cold preparation refrigerator, and held more than 48 hours, were not marked with the date they were opened; there was unused oil filter, unused food equipment stored in the utility room, an unused Vitamix and milk shake machine were in food preparation area, domestic rice cooker and toaster were not approved; the food grinder and the sanitizer dispenser were not operational; there was dust, and food residue on internal and external surfaces of food equipment including the refrigerator, all shelving, food equipment, inside door handles; there was grease on surfaces of frying equipment and an accumulation of ice in freezers.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 9.

Locaiton of Avelino’s Grocery, 1816 E Orleans St.
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Locaiton of Avelino’s Grocery, 1816 E Orleans St.

1816 E Orleans St.

13 violations, 3 serious

The person in charge not able to provide documentation that Pastelito were from an approved source; the slicer had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces and was not being washed, rinsed and sanitized at least every four hours; prepackaged Hugs (fruit barrel drinks) Kool-Aid juices, and freeze pops were not labeled properly with full labels to include all of the following: the name, ingredients, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts; sink stoppers for three compartment sink were not provided at the time of inspection; deli meats, cheese, eggs, sausages, bacon and mayo were not held at required temperature; unapproved cardboard was lining shelving in refrigeration units; unapproved foil lining was lining shelves in prep area; the interior of reach-in freezer in food prep area had excess food debris and ice build-up; the interior of reach-in freezer at front counter had ice accumulation on frozen items such as popsicles; the interior of the display case had excess debris at the bottom.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 9.

5912 Germantown Ave.

9 violations, 2 serious

There were rat droppings on the basement floor; live roaches nymph and adult roaches were found in the seams of the basement door; there were insecticides or rodenticides that were not labeled by the manufacturer for food facility usage, in the kitchen area including a can of “Raid”, a container of “Bug Stop”, and “Tomcat” mouse poisoning in the food prep area under the counter; the sanitizer machine was clogged; there were broken concrete and holes observed in basement floor; there were water damaged ceiling tiles; there was low lighting in the rear prep area.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 8.

3925 Walnut St.

4 violations, none serious

There were drain flies in the dining area and in adjacent kitchen and prep area on the walls and ceilings; fresh mouse droppings were in the small prep area next to walk-in cooler under prep sink; one dead roach was found; there was grease accumulation under grill area; the side of ice cream freezer was dirty; there were heavy amounts of food debris on the floor; there was stagnant water in several areas of the kitchen with an odor; the floor drains had heavy amounts of food debris present; there was low grout throughout kitchen area and rear; loose base coving was found around walk-in cooler perimeter; there were pits observed in some floor tiles.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 8.

274 S 20th St.

24 violations, 7 serious

Fruit flies were in the basement dry storage area; old mouse droppings observed behind the hot water heater in the basement; there were severely dented canned soy sauce in basement dry storage area; the slicer and can opener had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces; there was no hot water at the hand wash sinks; the handwash sink in the basement area was blocked by miscellaneous items and not accessible at all times for employee use; the paper towel dispensers at the handwash sink in the employee restroom and the handwash sink in the basement prep area were empty; there was no sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the first floor prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands; there was an accumulation of debris on the walls around the mechanical dish machine; food debris was found along the floor perimeters of the walk-in cooler; there was standing water in the basement dry storage area; grease accumulation was on wall fan in the prep area and on some cooking equipment in the prep area.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 8.

2700 Knorr St.

15 violations, 6 serious

The facility was not licensed; hot water was not readily available at the toilet room handsink; there was a lot of air in the pipes; a food safety certified person was not present; there was no soap or paper towels provided at the toilet room handsink; the trash was in containers with no covers; there were multiple flies around the trash area; there was boxes of milk carton on the ground; the food facility did not have adequate refrigeration equipment/capacity to maintain all refrigerated foods at the required temperature; there was a small non-commercial mini refrigerator filed with milk cartons; a domestic microwave with damaged inner surface was on premises; there were exposed carpet nailing strips in the rear room, damaged walls in the toilet room and no cove base in the toilet room; alteration or construction began prior to plan submission and approval.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 8.

Location of Fred’s North Water - Ice/Concession Stand, 1424 W Lehigh Ave. Unit 2
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Location of Fred’s North Water - Ice/Concession Stand, 1424 W Lehigh Ave. Unit 2

1424 W Lehigh Ave. Unit 2

18 violations, 7 serious

Flies were found in the food prep area; a food employee was seen touching ready-to-eat water-ice with his bare hands; a food safety certified handler was not present; water ice in food prep area chest freezers was not covered; there were several scoopers being used for serving of water ice /ice cream stored in a container of stagnant water; there was unapproved equipment including an Emerson microwave oven, a Proctor Silex toaster oven, and three domestic chest freezers; alteration or construction began prior to plan submission and approval; there was no three compartment sink; there was ice build-up in the chest freezers.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 8.

555 N 63rd St.

21 violations, 7 serious

There was no hot water at any of the sinks; mouse droppings and flies were found throughout establishment; there was mouse feces, dirt and debris on the floors and shelves; the wok station had a heavy accumulation of grease and food debris; there were multiple food items uncovered in the walk-in cooler; there were potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food including chicken wings and egg rolls, prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the walk- in cooler, that were not date marked; the ceiling was leaking in front food prep area; the cutting boards had deep scratches and scoring that did not allow for effective cleaning and sanitizing; there was unapproved reach-in freezers and microwave oven on premises; there were cracked and damaged floor tiles in rear prep area; the door jam was leaking rain water; the floors and floor/wall perimeters had a grease build up on them.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 7.

1846 S 12th St.

18 violations, 6 serious

Flies were found throughout the facility; several potentially hazardous foods in the walk-in cooler and a food preparation area cold holding unit including mushrooms were held not held at proper temperatures; repackaged deli meats and cheeses located in the walk-in cooler were not marked with a use by date; the can opener had an accumulation of food residue on the food contact surfaces; the front door of the facility did not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; take out containers were not stored inverted; unapproved equipment including four deep chest freezers, two reach in freezers were found in the facility; there was a defective cold hold unit; the garbage grinder was installed at shallow basin, wall-mounted, handwashing sink, there was an inoperable display case unit and a defective restroom fan; there was an accumulation of grease on the sides of the cooking equipment; an accumulation of ice was fund inside two reach-in freezers; there was an accumulation of dust on the walk-in cooler fan cover; there was unnecessary clutter in the basement storage area.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 6.

302 N Broad St.

7 violations, 4 serious

Food was not held at required temperature; a food safety certified person with a valid certificate and photo identification was not available at all times; ready-to-eat food including cheese were stored in non-food grade plastic shopping bags; the service window was open and did not have a protective screen/barrier; there was a hole in the floor that did not protecting against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; food employees were not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints; a spoon in the rice was in direct contact with food and did not having handle stored above the top of the food.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 6.

9 N 52nd St

5 violations, 1 serious

Fresh and old mouse droppings were found in the retail shelving areas; there were severely dented, swollen, distressed canned items in the retail area; food was not stored at least six inches above the floor; the refrigeration shelving was dirty; mouse droppings and food debris were found throughout the retail area of the shelving units; the floor was dirty throughout establishment.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 6.

Location of McDonald’s, 101 S 52nd St.
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Location of McDonald’s, 101 S 52nd St.

101 S 52nd St.

17 violations, 5 serious

There were large volume of house flies and drain flies throughout establishment; mouse droppings were found in drive up window soda prep area; roaches were found behind the beverage prep area; there was black residue, pink slime on the interior of the ice machine bin; hamburgers in the reach-in unit were found uncovered; the beverage machine by drive up area was not clean to sight and touch; chemicals were stored above food equipment in the food prep area; the undercounter refrigerator had pooling water inside of unit; the reach-in units door were jamming and the hinges hanging off; the front area undercounter refrigeration unit door did not close; there was soiled dishware stored on the sanitizer side of the drainboard; there was ice build-up inside reach-in freezer; the trash receptacle located inside of establishment was found to have old residue and buildup; there were cracked/damaged floor tiles and low grout throughout the establishment.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 5.

303 N 20th St.

8 violations, 5 serious

The food safety certified person was not initially present; whole potentially hazardous fruits including watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew were on the mobile unit; hot water was not available at the handwash sink; ready-to-eat foods including strawberries, skinned and cut melons, and skinned and cut pineapples were stored in non-food grade plastic shopping bags; cut melons including watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew were not held at required temperature; spoons were stored in soiled, stagnant water; there was cardboard lining on the floor of the mobile unit.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 5.

1314 S 36th St.

17 violations, 8 serious

Cigarettes, cigarette butts, and an ashtray were found on the floor in the sitting areas; a food employee who was earlier instructed to desist from smoking, was found smoking in the bar area; there were fresh mouse droppings by the refrigerator in the kitchen area; house and fruit flies were found throughout the facility; a cat was found eating from a bowl in the sitting area; the person in-charge, did not have a valid food safety certificate and did not know the names and action to be taken if an employee was showing signs of a foodbourne illness; the ceiling tiles in the male toilet room area had water damaged; there was no ventilation system in the kitchen area, the above the stove was missing; there were unapproved microwave and refrigeration units; the food facility lacked sanitizer test strips to monitor sanitizer concentration.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 2.

3500 N Broad St.

9 violations, 2 serious

There was visible physical evidence of rodent activity on the flooring in the warewashing and shelving in the food prep areas, rodent droppings were on the shelving in cabinetry in the Einstein Bros Bagels area and on the floor near the dishwasher; hot water was not available at the handwash sinks throughout the facility; brooms and dust pans were stored on floor and not elevated on a utility rack; there were no signs posted at the handwash sink in the toilet room areas to remind food employees to wash their hands; food employees were not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints; thermometers were not calibrated and/or functioning properly on the walk-in freezer.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 2.

Location of Pagano’s Steaks & Shakes, 6300 Torresdale Ave.
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Location of Pagano’s Steaks & Shakes, 6300 Torresdale Ave.

6300 Torresdale Ave.

19 violations, 6 serious

Moldy onions were in the walk-in cooler; the person in charge was not a certified person; uncovered/unwrapped foods including cheese, bread, mayo were in the walk-in cooler and freezer; open potentially hazardous ready to eat foods including cut tomato, cheese and mayo that were located in the walk in refrigerator, were not date marked, a closed package of Scrapped did not have any date; residue was on plastic utensils and coffee lids for customers; dead flies were on the surface of the water ice freezer and warewashing sink; there was accumulated debris and residue on sink surfaces, food containers in various areas, shelves throughout, the grease trap area and surfaces/floors in the walk-in cooler; non food-grade trash bags were used to store rolls of bread; there was accumulated grease and residue on surfaces in the cooking area.

The establishment was issued a Cease Operations Order and must discontinue food operations immediately. The establishment could not operate for a minimum of 48 hours. Inspected Aug. 2.

2441 Memphis St.

7 violations, 2 serious

A person in charge was not present at the food facility during all hours of operation; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat food, including grated cheese and rice pudding that were packaged on-site and prepared in the food facility and held for more than 48 hours, located in the retail reach-in cooler, was not date marked; there was a domestic refrigerator/freezer at the food preparation area; the freezer in the retail area had heavy ice accumulation; cove basing was missing along wall and corners in rear storage area; there was unfinished wooden flooring exposed in front retail area; there were unsecured ceiling tiling in prep and retail area; the basement was not accessible.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 2.

7300 Bustleton Ave.

15 violations, 8 serious

The hot water tank was empty; the handwash sink was blocked by a bag of onion, car key and plastic bags; lettuce was cut in the tow unit which has no warewash sink to wash-rinse-sanitize utensils and equipment, produce needed to be cut at the support facility; a commissary information form was not available; lettuce and tomato were being cut in the tow unit rather than at the commissary; chicken and cut lettuce were not held at the required temperature; the person in charge was not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraint, such as net, hat, or beard restraint; a change of ownership inspection was conducted; the food safety certified person did not have knowledge of foodborne illnesses that needed to be reported to the Health Department; the person in charge did not wash hand with warm water prior to preparing the food; there was grease accumulation under the hot equipment; wastewater from the soda bin was dripping to the curb.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 2.

1900 W Girard Ave.

15 violations, 5 serious

There was no hot water; a food safety certified handler was not present; hands were not able to be washed properly due to lack of hot water; uncovered bagels were stacked on a shelf above the handwash sink in the food prep area; a food employee was not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints; a backflow prevention device was not found at the water main inlet line water meter in basement area; there was Debris and grime present along food prep area floor perimeters; there was debris accumulation along floor perimeter of the basement area and steps leading into the basement; there was rusty, chipped/peeling paint present on food prep area ceiling; gaps and holes in food prep area ceiling were not properly sealed; there were raw wooden steps leading into the basement area; the restroom area lacked a receptacle with lid

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected Aug. 1.