Calypso, 8229 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

Business Info

Restaurant name: Calypso
Type: Food
Address: 8229 Germantown AVE, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215-359-2792
Total inspections: 1
Last inspection: 12/09/2010
Last inspection violation count: 9

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date


  • Duties of the Person in Charge (46.102)
    No food safety certificate or food safety certified individual present at time of inspection, however, food employees displayed adequate knowledge of PA food code.
  • Hair Restraints (46.152)
    Food employees observed not wearing hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard restraints.
  • Identification of Content on Food Storage Containers (46.282)
    Working bulk food ingredient storage containers are not labeled with the common name of the food.
  • In-Use Utensils & Between Use Storage (46.302)
    Common bowls or food containers observed without handles in direct contact with bulk food ingredients. -Provide scoops with handles for bulk foods.
  • Food Display Protected (46.341)
    Install sneeze guard in front of scale at service counter.
  • Hot Holding Potentially Hazardous Foods (46.385(a)(1))
    Foods (rice & beans) were held at 127 degrees F rather than 135 degrees F or above as required. * Note: Food employee was asked to increase temperature of unit to make hotter.
  • Operation & Maintenance of Storage Areas, Redeeming Machines, Waste Receptacles & Waste Handling Units (46.884)
    Provide tight-fitting lid for trash can in facility.
  • Handwashing Facility - Handwash Cleanser, Hand Drying, Signage, Handwash Aids or Devices Use Restriction (46.941(b)-(e))
    No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the toilet room to remind food employees to wash their hands.
  • Cleaning Ventilation Systems (46.981(d))
    Hood filters have an accumulation of static dust and grease.

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