Disston Public School, 6801 Cottage St, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

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Restaurant name: Disston Public School
Type: Food
Address: 6801 Cottage ST, Philadelphia, PA 19135
Phone: 215-335-5661
Total inspections: 2
Last inspection: 10/26/2010
Last inspection violation count: 4

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date


  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    Crates observed elevating boxes.
  • Storing Clean Items (46.774)
    Single service items observed stored on the floor in the dining area.
  • Maintaining & Using a Handwashing Facility (46.825(a) & 46.981(h))
    Hand washing sink is being used as a mop sink and a hand sink. Facility has another hand sink in the prep area, but the sink was not readily accessible and hot water was not provided. Orders: Discontinue using hand washing as a mop sink or provide another functioning hand sink in the food prep area.
  • Cleanability of Floors, Walls, & Ceilings (46.921)
    Damaged floor and wall surfaces observed in the storage room and in the dining area.
  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    Milk Crates observed elevating boxes.
  • Availability, Capacity & Pressure of Water (46.805)
    No hot water observed at students toilet room handsinks. Hot water temperature observed at 64-65 degrees F. It appears to be only one water potable line connected to toilet rooms handsinks at each floors. 46.805 - Quantity & Availability of Water : Capacity & Pressure (a) Capacity. (1) The water source and system shall be of sufficient capacity to meet the peak water demands of the food facility. (2) Hot water generation and distribution systems shall be sufficient to meet the peak hot water demands throughout the food facility.
  • Operation & Maintenance of Storage Areas, Redeeming Machines, Waste Receptacles & Waste Handling Units (46.884)
    2 Dumpsters observed open. One dumpster observed without lids. Violation Code Reference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 46.884 - Operation & Maintenance of Storage Areas, Redeeming Machines, Receptacles & Waste Handling Units (a) Storing refuse, recyclables and returnables. Refuse, recyclables and returnables shall be stored in receptacles or waste handling units so that they are inaccessible to insects and rodents. (b) Keeping areas, enclosures and receptacles in good repair. Storage areas, enclosures and receptacles for refuse, recyclables and returnables shall be maintained in good repair. (c) Outside storage prohibitions. (1) Except as specified in paragraph (2), refuse receptacles not meeting the requirements specified in § 46.881(d) (relating to storage areas and receptacles for refuse, recyclables and returnables: materials, design, construction and installation), (such as receptacles that are not rodent-resistant, unprotected plastic bags and paper bags, or baled units that contain materials with food residue), may not be stored outside. (2) Cardboard or other packaging material that does not contain food residues and that is awaiting regularly scheduled delivery to a recycling or disposal site may be stored outside without being in a covered receptacle if it is stored so that it does not create a rodent harborage problem. (d) Covering receptacles. Receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables and returnables shall be kept covered as follows: (1) Inside the food facility if the receptacles and units are filled or contain food residue and are not in continuous use. (2) With tight-fitting lids or doors if kept outside the food facility. (e) Using drain plugs. Drains in receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables and returnables shall have drain plugs in place. (f) Maintaining refuse areas and enclosures. A storage area and enclosure for refuse, recyclables or returnables shall be maintained free of unnecessary items, as specified in § 46.981(n) (relating to premises, structures, attachments and fixtures: methods), and clean. (g) Cleaning receptacles. (1) Receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables and returnables shall be thoroughly cleaned in a way that does not contaminate food, equipment, utensils, linens or single-service and single-use articles, and waste water shall be disposed of as specified in § 46.862(e) (relating to retention, drainage and delivery of sewage, other liquid waste and rainwater). (2) Soiled receptacles and waste handling units for refuse, recyclables and returnables shall be cleaned at a frequency necessary to prevent them from developing a buildup of soil or becoming attractants for insects and rodents.
  • Controlling Pests, Removing Dead or Trapped Birds, Insects, Rodents and Pests (46.981(k)(l))
    At time of inspection, fresh mouse feces was observed behind warmer unit along the floor/wall perimeter

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