The following restaurants and eateries were closed temporarily by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health between April 26 and May 10 for "unacceptable" conditions or "imminent health hazards." A list of eateries facing court dates follows.
12 violations, 5 serious.
No hot water; person in charge not on premises; empty paper towel dispenser; severely dented canned food; open pest bait in basement; mouse droppings on floor; no covered recepticle in women's restroom. Asked to close temporarily on May 8.
No hot water or soap at sink; improper handwashing; person in charge did not know Pa. Food Code; chicken stored outside and contaminated by dust and debris; food held at hazardous temperatures; thermometers not available; food stored in personal vehicle. Agreed to close temporarily on May 3.
1833 PLACID ST 19152
4 violations, 1 serious.
Person in charge not on premises; domestic microwave oven in use; absence of tightfitting lids on trash cans. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on May 3. Permitted to reopen May 4.
The health department inspects nearly 1,000 eateries and food retailers every two weeks. Every inspection is generally regarded as a "snapshot in time," and not necessarily a reflection of day-to-day conditions. Most violations were fixed immediately on site.
If you suspect you have contracted food poisoning or have a sanitation complaint, contact the health department at 215-685-7495.
Contact reporter Sam Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org, 215-854-2796, or @samwoodiii.