A sewage back up in a food prep sink and another in a basement kept Philadelphia Health Department Inspectors on their toes last month.

Inspectors also spotted expired turkey hot dogs, eggs, milk, ice cream mixes and cereals on store shelves. Plus, there was the usual run of mouse droppings, roaches, and even a dead mouse in a sticky trap.

There were also a few new oddities including employees using putty knives to prepare food? Why would you do that?

From April 15 to April 30, inspectors closed at least 35 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 AC Girard Deli Grocery, Inc., 5931 W Girard Ave.
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Location of AC Girard Deli Grocery, Inc., 5931 W Girard Ave.

5931 W Girard Ave.

11 violations, 5 serious

There was expired milk in the refrigerator; food in the reach-in freezer was uncovered; 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; time in lieu of temperature was being used in the food facility to control ready-to-eat potentially hazardous foods including bagels with cream cheese without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food; chemicals were stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment, and/or single service articles in the food prep and retail area; beverages were not stored at least six inches above the floor; food employee were not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints; there were unapproved freezers in the food preparation area; the owner stated he washed and seasoned meat in the three-compartment sink; a food prep sink was needed.

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 April 30.

738 S 58th St.

13 violations, 6 serious

Hot Dogs were not held at proper temperatures; an employee did not follow proper handwashing procedure and use soap and/or warm water; there was no handsink provided in food prep area; the three compartment sink was not properly sealed to the wall; there was no mop sink; there was no sign at the handwash sink in the toilet room area to remind food employees to wash their hands; the paper towel dispenser at the handwash sink in the toilet room area was empty; the person in charge was unaware of sanitization techniques; there was a domestic toaster oven and microwave present; prior to the start of renovations a completed Plan Review Application with proper plans, drawn to scale, including all food service equipment specifications and the location of toilet rooms, plumbing fixtures, storage areas, and utilities must be submitted to the Office of Food Protection.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 30.

4343 Main St.

9 violations, 2 serious

There was no hot water at the handwash sinks located in the employee restroom, ware wash area, and prep area located in the basement; There was no cold water at the handsinks located in the ware wash and food prep located in the basement; shell stock tags were not found for oysters 90 days prior, the person in charge says tags were discarded once all oysters were sold; there were fresh mouse droppings in the basement closet where hot water tank is located; bags of rice were found on the floor and not elevated six inches above the floor; a leak was found under the three basin sink; there were no base coving on floor perimeters located in the basement; there were two unused refrigeration units that may be vermin harborage areas; prior to the start of renovations a completed Plan Review Application with proper plans, drawn to scale, including all food service equipment specifications and the location of toilet rooms, plumbing fixtures, storage areas, and utilities must be submitted to the Office of Food Protection.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 30.

32 S 17th St.

5 violations, 2 serious

There was no cold water available at the hand wash sink and peak hot water temperature at the hand wash sink was extremely hot thus making it impossible for food employees to properly wash their hands; the person in charge did not have a current Mobile Food Unit/Cart Commissary Verification Form; aluminum foil, which is not easily cleanable, was being used; there was debris along floor perimeters.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 30.

7596 Haverford Ave.

9 violations, 3 serious

Fresh and old mice droppings were found behind a freezer in the basement area and behind the hot water heater in the food preparation area; there was a plastic container with dumplings stored directly on top of other dumplings in the cold hold unit; uncovered food items were found in the freezer and refrigerator in the food preparation area; there were no paper towels in the hand wash sink in the food preparation area; soil and debris was found underneath and between equipment in the food preparation area and underneath shelving and equipment in the basement area; there were damaged floor tiles in the food preparation area; the hood filters had an accumulation of static dust and grease.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 30.

2500 W Lehigh Ave.

18 violations, 8 serious

There was a dead mouse observed in the corner of the storage room by the deli slicer table; mouse feces was in the food preparation area, specifically under the soda fountain station, under and service the bread shelf, behind the griddle and adjacent table, on the counter behind griddle and in the storage area including the personal closet; the basement floor had water and sewage on it, especially the far corner where the junction of the waste water line and basement intersect; there were rusted cans, and debris covered jars of food observed in the basement; cigarette butts were in the storage area and rear room; there were no warnings about smoking inside the facility; expired ice cream mixes were found in the rear room chest freezer; there was structural disrepair in the basement and rear room, including holes in the ceiling and floor; water damaged tiles, floors, and joint beams in the basement; there were missing pieces of sheetrock and walls in the basement; dust accumulation was found on the drain boards and equipment such as the slicer and can opener; there was no lighting in the basement; the basement restroom had structural disrepair and the fixtures, such as the sink, are covered with waste and unidentifiable debris.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 30.

1955 W Hunting Park Ave.

7 violations, 1 serious

Severely dented, swollen, distressed canned items including tomatoes, pinto beans, were found in the retail area; mouse droppings were found on the retail and rear storage area flooring; food was not stored at least six inches above the floor; there was heavy debris accumulation in the refrigeration unit shelving and doors; garbage and boxes were piled at interior of rear emergency exit; inadequate lighting was in the rear storage area; dust, debris, and clutter observed throughout the facility.

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 April 30.

Location of A & R Food Market Inc., 1550 S. 53rd. St
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Location of A & R Food Market Inc., 1550 S. 53rd. St

1550 S. 53rd. St

15 violations, 6 serious

A coffee stirring spoon was being stored in stagnant water; there was tape on the display case and front entrance door; there was clutter and excess items in the basement area which could be potential sanctuary for vermin; the refrigerator doors were in improper repair; and unapproved refrigerator and other equipment were in the facility; there was dirt, rust and peeling paint on the lid of refrigeration unit in basement area; plastic crates were being used for elevation throughout; there were missing filters on the exhaust hood system in kitchen area; food residue was found in the handwash sink in kitchen area; sponges in the warewashing sink were being used to clean food contact surfaces; the food safety certified person was not present; the person found in the kitchen did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code. He doesn't know the food borne illness and symptoms;

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 30.

5937 Market St.

7 violations, 1 serious

Sinks observed not properly sealed to wall in the food prep and warewashing areas; the person in charge was not present at the food facility during all hours of operation, the food safety certified person arrived at the end of the inspection; there was cardboard lining shelving in the walk-in coolers; porous ceiling tiles were in the food prep area; raw wood surfaces were in the food prep area; idle cleaning equipment including a mop, brooms and a dust pan were stored on floor and not elevated on a utility rack; employee clothing item was stored on boxes in the storage area.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 29.

1601 Cheltenham Ave.

8 violations, 4 serious

Deli meats and cheese were not held at the proper temperatures; the food safety certified person was not present at the time of inspection for the second time; a water ice scoop in clear container was stored in handwashing sink which is an unapproved storage location for in between usage; there were open utility penetrations in the toilet room wall; a non-operational walk-in box and freezers were found; there were unapproved soda crates used as elevation instead of approved shelving; the display case was not holding potentially hazardous foods at the right temperature.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 29.

273 W York St.

21 violations, 6 serious

Expired turkey hot dogs observed in display case; mouse droppings were on floors along floor-wall junctures throughout facility including in the basement, food preparation area, warewash area and retail areas, behind/under equipment, corners, and on surfaces of retail shelving by the pet food area and Ramen noodles area and shelving under food preparation tables; chewed pet food was found in the retail area; food residue was on walls by the fryer and griddle; soap was not available at the handwash sink in the restroom; mayonnaise labeled “refrigerate after opening” was held at an improper temperature; deli meats and cheeses, opened commercially processed ready-to-eat food, located in the display case, and held more than 48 hours, were not marked with the date they were opened; some food containers were not labeled; a bed was found in the basement storage area; chemicals were stored above or on the same shelf with food, equipment, and/or single service articles in the pet food area and cashiers area; food grinder was not properly installed with proper sink; personal items including clothing, toys and baby bottles were stored in food preparation area and by cashiers area; a single use spoon observed in stagnant water was being reused for further coffee preparation; a sink was not sealed to the wall.

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 April 29.

1759 N 13th St.

6 violations, 3 serious

Hot and cold running water were not provided on the cart at time of inspection; food items arrived below the required temperature; there was no water was available for hand washing; waste water was not discarded after last day of business, there was cloudy water in the steam table upon arrival; there were no signs posted at the handwash sink to remind food employees to wash their hands; there were moist wiping cloths lying on surface and not stored in sanitizing solution; the cart needed cleaning.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 29.

419 Mifflin St.

7 violations, 5 serious

The food safety certified person arrived five minutes late; cooked chicken and cooked pork are not cooked at the commissary; a food employee came from the store and proceeded to cook food without a prior handwash; several food items in the refrigeration units including beef and pork were not being held at a proper temperature; ice accumulation was on the vent in the cold hold prep unit; the food facility person in charge was not able to provide documentation that all foods were from an approved source.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 26.

Location of Lupita, 1002 S 9th St.
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Location of Lupita, 1002 S 9th St.

1002 S 9th St.

15 violations, 6 serious

A food safety certified person is not employed at the facility; there was fresh and old mouse feces was on the floor and shelves in the retail area and on the floor in the rear storage area; the person in charge was not able to provide documentation that pastries, strawberry shortcake, cheeses and nuts/seeds were from an approved source; the food facility does not have a handwash sink conveniently located in the food prep/warewashing area; cutting boards and utensils were in the warewashing area; soap was not available at the handwash sink in the toilet room; food employee could not demonstrate preparation of sanitizer solution for testing; repackaged cheese, nuts, cake, etc. were not labeled properly with the name of product, ingredient statement, net weight, distributed by statement and/or nutritional facts; there was debris on water bottles in rear storage room; the ceiling in the food prep/warewashing/rear storage area was in disrepair; a damp mop was on the floor.

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 April 26.

2026 S 3rd St.

21 violations, 4 serious

Mouse droppings were found floor perimeters in the food preparation and bar areas, there was dust and debris on basement floors, food debris was on the food preparation area floor under cooking equipment; the ventilation fan installed in the wall over gas range/oven did not prevent grease or condensation from collecting on walls, ceiling, or fixtures; there was black residue on the interior of the ice machine; uncovered ice was found in the bar area; non-food grade buckets were used for ice buckets in the bar area; there was no cold water at the food preparation area hand sink; the air fryers and reach-in freezer in rear kitchen were not approved for use; the front and rear door of the facility did not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals, the front and rear door of the facility were open during the inspection.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 25.

176 Diamond St.

13 violations, 3 serious

Rice and beans at the steam table were not held at the proper temperature; there was heavy ice accumulation inside freezer units; the front door was continuously open during time of inspection; the men's and women's toilet fixtures inside employee restrooms were in need of cleaning; the ceiling in main kitchen above three-compartment sink, had a hole that was covered with cardboard; there was an accumulation of grease on the hood filters; a person in charge was not present at the food facility during all hours of operation; an employee stated that the facility ran out of sanitizer and they were not using any at time of inspection.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 25.

3307 N Broad St.

5 violations, 2 serious

No water was available at handwash sink; the equipment did not meet sanitization standards: putty knives were being used for food preparation; there was grease and food debris accumulation on cooking equipment, shelving and floor; the food safety certified person did not have a certificate available on site and the commissary information was not available on site.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 25.

Location of Dinner House, 2706 E Allegheny Ave.
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Location of Dinner House, 2706 E Allegheny Ave.

2706 E Allegheny Ave.

9 violations, 4 serious

There was ice build-up in several reach-in freezer units; the trash can was overfilled and uncovered; the food safety certified person was not present at all times; paper towels were not available at the handwash sink in the front service area and restroom; there was no chemical sanitizer being used on equipment and utensils after washing and rinsing them, and prior to another use; the warewashing sink was not set up for the proper wash, rinse, sanitize procedure; potentially hazardous food including chicken, sauces, and cabbage, located in the refrigerator were not held at a proper temperature; food containers, food boxes, and food items were not being stored at least six inches above the floor in the walk-in cooler; floor cleaning was needed under and around equipment in the food preparation/warewashing area and basement storage area due to dust, debris, and residue observed.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 24.

4255 Main St.

5 violations, 1 serious

Old mouse droppings, debris and grease were on the kitchen floor; there was uncovered food in the walk-in cooler and freezer; a defective meat slicer was found in the basement; the garbage disposal located in the warewash area was clogged; a general floor cleaning was needed throughout kitchen, rear, storage, and employee closet; utensils were found on shelving located in the rear side storage by old mouse droppings and trash; there were mouse droppings inside the employee closet; there was an opening on the floor due to a pipe penetration located at the rear stairway.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 24.

415 N 17th St.

21 violations, 8 serious

Hot and cold running water was not available at the handwash sink; food employees were donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash; there was uncovered raw chicken in the prep unit refrigerator; raw foods were stored over ready-to-eat foods in the refrigerator; a food safety certified person with a valid certificate and photo identification was not present; the operation eligibility certificate was not available during the inspection; the mobile vendor is not operating within their approved operations, whole, fresh produce including lettuce and tomatoes were found on the food truck, lettuce and tomato cutting and preparation must occur at the commissary and is not permitted on a mobile unit; equipment, food-contact surfaces and utensils were not clean to sight and touch; several foods were not held at required temperatures; light shields and ceiling surfaces were greasy; the wastewater tank was leaking; floors were unclean.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 23.

14425 Bustleton Ave.

10 violations, 3 serious

The food safety certified person was not present during inspection; there were uncovered platters of salads in refrigerator, soups and sauces on steam table; food including cut lettuce, tomatoes, onions were not held at required temperatures; food employees were not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints; a splash guard was not found between food prep and hand wash sinks; a walk-in refrigeration unit floor was in disrepair; there was debris found along door tracks of refrigeration unit; debris was found along shelving in the food prep area; there were soiled ceiling tiles and broken wall tiles;

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 23.

Location of Bruno’s Pizza, 1838 W Cheltenham Ave.
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Location of Bruno’s Pizza, 1838 W Cheltenham Ave.

1838 W. Cheltenham Ave.

8 violations, 2 serious

Mouse feces was found on top of closed food containers in the walk-in box, on floor perimeters, inside of unused reach-in unit, in a cabinet under the sink and on the basement on floor, on a ledge behind drop-in sink and inside the walk-in box; cutting boards had deep scratches and scoring not allowing for effective cleaning and sanitizing; a person in charge was not present at the food facility during all hours of operation; floor cleaning was needed for the debris and mouse feces; a splashguard was not found between handsink and slicer prep table; there were rusted shelving in the walk-in box; holes were found at wall floor junctures; pipes and utility lines were not sealed; the floor needed repair.

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 April 23.

2649 Germantown Ave.

8 violations, 1 serious

Expired eggs were found in the retail area; mouse droppings were on floor along floor-wall junctures and perimeter in the storage room; there was spilled food and debris on retail shelving; residue and spilled eggs were on interior surfaces of refrigeration units; there was dust and grime on surfaces of cabinetry in cashiers area; a gap was found under back loading dock door, outer opening in the food facility that did not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; there were missing and damaged floor tiles observed in retail area; a mop was stored on floor of utility sink and not elevated to facilitate proper air drying.

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 April 23.

525 Washington Ave.

10 violations, 2 serious

Old grease was found underneath the grease trap and on the floor beneath the grease trap; there was food residue on the doors of the cold holding units; a person in charge was not present at the food facility during all hours of operation; employee was smoking next to the front door of the establishment; 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; eggs were cooling in standing water in the food preparation sink and were next to dishes that were being washed, which is not approved; rice was found cooling in a cooker and was deeper than four inches; a bucket of soy sauce was not stored at least six inches above the floor.

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 April 22.

152 W Girard Ave.

12 violations, 8 serious

A gallon of milk found in the refrigerator was not held at the required temperature; containers of food were not labeled with the name of the food item; containers of foods prepared on site were not labeled with the date they were prepared; there was no sign posted at the handwash sink in the kitchen area to remind food employees to wash their hands; the handwash sink in the restroom area did not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device; the sink in the kitchen was being used for all purposes; there were covered containers of raw meat that were being stored over covered containers of ready-to-eat food including cooked meat, raw vegetables, sauces; the three-basin sink had been removed from the facility; a general cleaning and organizing was needed in the food prep space.

The establishment has agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 22.

2850 Kensington Ave.

17 violations, 8 serious

The hot water was not at the required temperature; expired Gerber apple and multigrain cereal were found; the person in charge food certificate was not available; there was no exhaust hood; the food facility person in charge not able to provide documentation that the Pastelillos were from an approved source; there was an unused deli display, walk-in cooler, cold unit and cold prep unit found; cheese and deli meats in the cold unit were not date marked; cardboard lining was on retail shelving and cold units; alteration or construction began prior to plan submission and approval; there were holes throughout prep area floor.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 22.

Location of Bar One, 767 S 9th St.
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Location of Bar One, 767 S 9th St.

767 S 9th St.

8 violations, 3 serious

There was sewage backup at the food prep sink; ham and a cheese mixture were not held at a proper temperature; dead mice, mouse droppings, gnawed labels on cans, and disorganized clutter in the basement food prep area; a dead roach and a dead mouse were found on a glue trap in the food storage area; the handle on the fridge was not in good repair; the food safety certified person was not present at all times; the handwash sink in the bar area was blocked by drink glasses and not accessible at all times for employee use; ceilings in the food storage area are not sealed and were not easily cleaned.

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 April 18.

4 S 9th St.

8 violations, 4 serious

No water is available for handwashing. Hot water handle missing and no cold water available when right handle is turned; multiple potentially hazardous food items were held at an improper temperature; a peeled head of lettuce was stored in a grocery bag; utensils were found in the handwashing sink; food employees were not wearing or wearing ineffective hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints.

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 April 18.

1549 Spring Garden St.

There were mouse droppings in the basement stairwell; gaps around the basement trap door, and the front doors which were open without a protective screen/barrier do not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals; an employee's open beverage container was in the bar area; a food employee was washing their hands in the warewashing water rather than the designated handwash sink; ice was found in the handwashing sink behind the bar area; floors, ceilings and walls in the food prep area, under equipment, and immediately outside of the food prep area are stained and covered with grease; the ceiling, floor, and wall surfaces throughout the facility were damaged; there was debris along the floor perimeters in the food prep/warewashing area; the ventilation hood system's capacity is inadequate; excessive smoke, and grease condensation had collected on walls, ceilings and fixtures; stagnant water was found inside of the beverage chest behind the bar; there was an fly strip under the bar with potential to contaminate food, equipment, and/or utensils.

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 April 18.

2045 Diamond St.

23 violations, 6 serious

Sewage water was on the floor perimeters in the basement; mouse droppings, grease grime and debris accumulation was present along floor perimeters of food prep area, under cooking equipment and steps leading into basement and in the basement area; there was an accumulation of grease and other debris on the side of deep fryers, wok station and pig roast oven; ice cream, shrimp, egg rolls, cooked pasta and other food items were found uncovered in the walk-in cooler and chest freezer; there was no functional handwash sink in food prep area and no chemical sanitizer; grease accumulation was on the outside kitchen exhaust hood system fan canopy; an ice scoop handle was in direct contact with drinking ice in a food prep area chest freezer; potentially hazardous ready-to-eat cut pineapples, prepared in the food facility, located in the front food service area refrigeration unit, were not date marked; deep freezers throughout prep area needed to be defrosted due to accumulation of food debris and ice.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 17.

Location of Devon Grocery, 952 E Woodlawn Ave.
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Location of Devon Grocery, 952 E Woodlawn Ave.

952 E Woodlawn Ave.

10 violations, 1 serious

Trash was stored on floor outside; the facility lacked an indirectly plumbed food prep sink to properly wash produce to prevent contamination; a condensation line drained into a bucket in the display case; there were inoperable refrigeration units in the facility; the cellar doors were not rodent proof; the facility did not have a utility sink to properly dispose of wastewater; a backflow device was not found on the water main; there were old mouse droppings above the stair case in basement area; there was a heavy ice build-up in the deep freeze; there was damaged flooring in retail area.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 17.

4820 Oxford Ave.

11 violations, 2 serious

A food employee did not wash their hands between changing tasks; there was an unauthorized person in the prep area; a person in charge was not present at the food facility during all hours of operation; there was an unapproved domestic fridge/freezer in the basement; there was a loose gasket at chest freezer in the basement; cardboard lining were on retail shelving; the deli display case glass was cracked; raw wood used to elevate beverages in basement; the facility lacked sanitizer test strips; the freezer needed to be defrosted; the restroom vent needed to be cleaned.

The establishment agreed to discontinue food operations and voluntarily close until it is approved by the Department to resume operations. Inspected April 17.

4200 Manayunk Ave.

1 violation, 1 serious

The ServSafe certificate expired since Feb. 1.

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 April 17.

1636 South St.

8 violations, 1 serious

There were old and new mouse droppings throughout the facility including in the basement, on shelving units where retail items are stored, on a slicer, under bags of onions, around the water heater and under the stairs, and in the kitchen around the warewashing machine and handsink. There was a dead mouse and dead roaches found on a sticky traps; there were puddles of water around the water heater in the basement; food debris was found under and around equipment in the kitchen; there was old food residue and containers observed in the handwash sink, in the sushi preparation area; the handsink in the basement had plastic bags and container; there was an unapproved deep freezer, the stove was lined with aluminum foil, a domestic toaster oven and microwave, non-food grade containers were used for bulk storage and plastic shopping bags were used for storage.

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 April 15.

Location of Mom's Market, 812 N 12th St.
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Location of Mom's Market, 812 N 12th St.

812 N 12th St.

16 violations, 10 serious

Pastellitos are being prepared in the rear hallway; the deli case and the sandwich prep refrigerator were not holding foods at the proper temperature; there was no person with a valid food safety certificate present; several pots were stored inside the hand sink; the deli scale was not protected with a sneeze guard to prevent contamination by customers; there was no sanitizer present; the handwash sink in the bathroom area did not have single use towels, continuous towels, or air drying device; soap was not available at the handwash sink in the deli area; there were no signs posted at the handwash sink in the deli area to remind food employees to wash their hands; plastic spoons were stored in a cup of plain water; a deep fryer was seen in the rear hall way where there is no mechanical ventilation; water damaged ceiling tiles were observed

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