Empire Crab Inc., 3449 S Lawrence St, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurant inspection findings and violations

Business Info

Restaurant name: Empire Crab Inc.
Type: Food
Address: 3449 S Lawrence ST, Philadelphia, PA 19148-5006
Phone: 215-389-2610
Total inspections: 3
Last inspection: 08/26/2010
Last inspection violation count: 5

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Inspection findings

Inspection Date


  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    Rough surfaces (peeling walls and damaged ceiling) in the walk-in box, not easily cleanable. Rusted interior of 3-bay sink (this sink is currently not necessary for operation)
  • Operation & Maintenance of Storage Areas, Redeeming Machines, Waste Receptacles & Waste Handling Units (46.884)
    Operation and maintenance of trash storage areas: numerous flies present at dumpster (owner stated trash is collected daily).
  • Toilet Rooms Enclosed & Self-Closing Doors (46.922(d))
    Toilet room physical facilities: adequate ventilation lacking (mechanical or openable window).
  • Outer Openings Protected, Exterior Walls & Roofs Protective Barrier (46.922(e)(f))
    Outer opening in the food facility does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals: front doors open
  • Lighting Intensity (46.943)
    Lighting intensity is insufficient: walk-in freezer.
  • Cleanliness of Hands and Exposed Portions of Arms (46.131)
    (a) Responsibility of food employees. Food employees shall keep their hands and exposed portions of their arms clean. (b) Cleaning procedure. (1) General procedure. Except as specified in paragraph (2), food employees shall clean their hands and exposed portions of their arms (or surrogate prosthetic devices for hands or arms) for at least 20 seconds using a cleaning compound in a handwashing sink that is equipped as specified in § 46.822(b) (relating to design, construction and installation of plumbing systems) by using the following cleaning procedure: (i) Create vigorous friction on the surfaces of the lathered fingers, finger tips, areas between the fingers, hands and arms (or by vigorously rubbing the surrogate prosthetic devices for hands and arms) for at least 10—15 seconds. (ii) Thoroughly rinse under clean running, warm water. (iii) Immediately follow the rinse with thorough drying of cleaned hands and arms (or surrogate prosthetic devices) using a method specified in § 46.941(c) (relating to handwashing facilities: numbers and capacities). (iv) Employees shall pay particular attention to the areas underneath the fingernails and between the fingers during this cleaning procedure. Hot water not provided at the toilet room and hand sink in the fish room. No hand soap, paer towels provided at the hand sink in the fish room.
  • Equipment in Good Repair & Proper Adjustment (46.671)
    Rough surfaces in the walk-in box, not easily cleanable.
  • Design, Construction & Installation of Approved System & Cleanable Fixtures (46.822(a) & 46.862(a))
    The hot water faucet is defective at the hand sink in the fish room (another sink available for handwashing). The hot water handle not observed in the toilet.
  • Maintaining & Using a Handwashing Facility (46.825(a) & 46.981(h))
    Hand soap, paper towels and sign not porivided at the hand sin in the fish room.
  • Cleanability of Floors, Walls, & Ceilings (46.921)
    Stagnant water on the floor at the 3 bay sink room.
  • Outer Openings Protected, Exterior Walls & Roofs Protective Barrier (46.922(e)(f))
    if the windows or doors of a food facility, or of a larger structure within which a food facility is located, are kept open for ventilation or other purposes or a temporary food facility is not provided with windows and doors as specified in paragraph (1), the openings shall be protected against the entry of insects and rodents by one or more of the following: (i) 16 mesh to 25.4mm (16 mesh to 1 inch) screens. Open doors at entrance.
No violation noted during this evaluation. 04/12/2010Regular

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