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.
6001 LANCASTER AVE 19151
1 violation, 1 serious.
No person-in-charge on duty. Ordered to close for minimum of 48 hours on May 10. Previously asked to close Aug. 17 and Dec. 12 for same offense.
6540 LEBANON AVE 19151
6 violations, 2 serious.
Cake stored on dirty plastic bucket; heavy mouse droppings on shelves, trays in in oven; brown mouse spotted running across shelf under a cake decorating table; general cleaning needed to get rid of grease. Ordered to close for a minimum of 48 hours on May 9. Previously ordered to cease operations on Sept. 9 and June 19, 2013.
719 SANSOM ST 19106
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.
418 CURIE BLVD 19104
15 violations, 9 serious.
Raw beef stored with beverages; no cold water or soap at sink; employee touched food with bare hands; person in charge could not name foodborne illnesses; eggs held at hazardous temperatures; missing thermometers; thorough cleaning needed. Agreed to close temporarily on May 5.
49 N 33RD ST 19104
15 violations, 8 serious.
No hot or cold water at sink; improper handwashing; employee touched cheesesteaks, sandwiches and rolls with bare hands; food not protected from contamination; bacon held at hazardous temperatures. Agreed to close temporarily on May 5.
3401 WALNUT ST 19104
15 violations, 8 serious.
No soap or hot water at handwash sink; chicken stored outside and contaminated by dust and debris; food held at hazardous temperatures; improper handwashing; person in charge did not know Pa. food code. Agreed to close temporarily on May 4. Permitted to reopen May 8.
3700 SANSOM ST 19104
15 violations, 9 serious.
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.
3306 ARCH ST 19104
9 violations, 3 serious.
No water at sink; improper handwashing; food held at hazardous temperatures; general cleaning needed. Agreed to close temporarily on Apr. 28.
4301 WOODLAND AVE 19104
10 violations, 6 serious.
No hot water, defective plumbing; food safety person not present; food held at hazardous temperatures; employee not wearing hair restraints; floor cleaning needed. Agreed to close temporarily on Apr. 27.
1521 CECIL B. MOORE AVE 19121
17 violations, 5 serious.
No paper towels at sink; person in charge not present; spring roll filling stored over open trash can; uncovered foods on rack; food thawing in standing water; child in prep area. Agreed to close temporarily on Apr. 26. Previously ordered to close for 48 hours on Mar. 7.
Scheduled for May 11 hearings in Court of Common Pleas: Orlando's Bakery, 6540 LEBANON AVE 19151; Allegro Pizza, 3942 SPRUCE ST 19104; Colonial Pizza, 400 S 43RD ST 19104; Ocean City Restaurant, 234 N 09TH ST 19107; New Double Star Food Market, 2562 GERMANTOWN AVE 19133; Chattime Hand Drawn Noodle & Japanese Cuisine, 3608 CHESTNUT ST 19104; Rose Petals Cafe & Lounge, 322 W CHELTEN AVE 19144; Smokin John's Barbeque, 4258 MAIN ST 19127; Daiva's Diner and Grille, 6750 RIDGE AVE 19128; Nick's Roast Beef, 16 S 02ND ST 19106; Milan Restaurant, 140 W WYOMING AVE 19140; China House, 7141 OGONTZ AVE 19138; Jim's Steak, 2311 COTTMAN AVE 19149;
Scheduled for May 9 hearings in Court of Common Pleas: Lopez Food Market Inc. 401 N 54TH ST 19139; Haverford Mini Market Inc, 5450 HAVERFORD AVE 19139; Supreme Food Market, 900 ORTHODOX ST 19124; Xiandu, 1119 WALNUT ST 19107; Chris's Pizza, 3971 FORD RD 19131; B.B.Q. Town, 7711 OGONTZ AVE 19150; Dunkin Donuts, 2654 S 18TH ST 19145; Fiesta Pizza, 4518 BALTIMORE AVE 19143; Philly's Platinum Grille, 7719 N CRITTENDEN ST 19118; Lucky Garden, 4215 GERMANTOWN AVE 19140; Dream House Asian Bistro, 6127 RIDGE AVE 19128; Dasiwa Inc., 735 N 26TH ST 19130; Crown Fried Chicken, 1900 CHELTEN AVE 19138; Torres Mini Market, 5549 LANSDOWNE AVE FLOOR 1 19131; Pat's Carribean Market, 1527 WADSWORTH AVE 19150; Read Ready Daycare & Early Learning, 5015 WAYNE AVE 19144.
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 email@example.com, 215-854-2796, or @samwoodiii.