Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A Roundup of all Perkiomen Valley Food Service inspection reports in 2012.
Tuesday, January 1
Beginning in June, Perkiomen Valley Patch published local food-service establishment inspections from the Montgomery County Health Department. Food Service Inspection Reports: October Food Service Inspection Reports: September Food Service Inspection Reports: August Food Service Inspection Reports: July Food Service Inspection Reports: June
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Temperatures are expected to dip into the twenties and teens over the next several days.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
This release was sent in by the Montgomery County Department of Health. The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service. The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00PM on Thursday, December 27, 2012 until 6:00PM on Monday, December 31, 2012. A Code Blue Cold Weather declaration is made in Montgomery County when winter conditions pose a threat of serious harm or death to individuals without shelter. A Code Blue is called when the combination of air temperature and wind chill is anticipated to be …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Recent health inspection reports from Montgomery County Health Department for local restaurants in the Perkiomen Valley.
Throughout the month of October, the Montgomery County Health Department conducted inspections of local food-service establishments in the Perkiomen Valley Patch area. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of inspection to read the health department's report. 19 Bella, 3401 Skippack Pike, Worcester - 10/18/12 Bay Pony Inn, 508 Old Skippack Pike, Lederach - 10/23/12 Capt'n Chucky's, 430 W Main Street, Trappe - 10/1/2012 Champps Americana, 51 Town Center Drive, Collegeville 10/5/2012, 10/5/2012, 10/25/2012 Chiaro's Pizzeria and Restaurant, 227 Main Street, Pennsburg - 10/2/12 Christ Mutheran Church Social Hall, 353 Congo-Niantic Road, Barto - 10/10/12 Corner Cafe, 1850 S. Collegeville Road, …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Several New Hanover wells are contaminated; officials plan to provide public water to affected homes.
State officials are holding a hearing tonight regarding contaminated well water along Layfield Road in New Hanover on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at Boyertown Junior High East, according to The Mercury. Officials plan to provide public water to homes, clustered around a former fuel company. The contamination was identified when the Montgomery County Health Department found high levels of contaminants in July of 2011 at a home near the former Swann Oil Company, also known as Good Oil Company. After a more extensive sampling, nine wells near the 30 block of Layfield Road were found to have contaminated water. A home at 318 Layfield Road contained water with such high contamination that a federal toxicologist concluded it was unsafe for residents to …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
August health inspection reports from Montgomery County Health Department for Perkiomen Valley restaurants.
Throughout the month of August, the Montgomery County Health Department conducted inspections of local food-service establishments in the Perkiomen Valley Patch area. Below you can view their findings. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of inspection to read the health department's report. Back Porch Cafe, 200 Skippack Pike, Skippack, 8/10/2012 Bonjung Japanese Restaurant, 50 W. 3rd Ave, Ste 220, Collegeville, 8/24/2012 Justin's Carriage House, 3911 Skippack Pike, Skippack, 8/23/2012 Lou's Too, 723 W. Main Street, Trappe, 8/6/2012 Parc Bistro, 4067 Skippack Pike, Skippack, 8/30/2012 Skippack Elementary School, 4081 Heckler Road, Skippack, 8/29/2012 South Elementary School, 200 East Third Ave, …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
West Nile Virus was recently discovered in Collegeville, Trappe and Upper Providence mosquitoes, where spraying is being performed.
Mosquito spraying will occur in Collegeville, Trappe and Upper Providence tonight between 7:15 pm and 10 pm. The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will perform the non-arial sprays where mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus were recently found. The boundaries for spraying in Collegeville Borough are East Main St., West 5th Ave. and Avon Ave., east to the borough line. The Trappe Borough boundaries will be Borough Line Rd., North Borough LIne Rd., Linfield Trappe Rd., West Main St. and West 7th Ave. Spraying in Upper Providence Township will be limited to the Perkiomen Woods housing development. Boundary maps can be found in the photo section of this article. Residents can visit the EPA Website to learn more about products …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Montgomery County Health Department has scheduled several area flu vaccine clinics.
As the 2012-13 flu season gears up, Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) plans flu vaccine clinics throughout the county. Flu shots are free for Montgomery County residents, and will be available while supplies last. Clinic dates and locations include: Clinics are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., except at Upper Merion, which is from 3 to 6 p.m. Medicare-eligible residents should bring their Medicare cards. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older gets a flu shot as soon as it's available. It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu. Even if you had a shot last year, you'll need another one this year because flu viruses are constantly changing, and …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
According to Montco Board of Commissioners chair, Josh Shapiro, the best way of avoiding West Nile Virus is by eliminating its source's breeding grounds.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Since surveillance testing has indicated West Nile virus (WNV) activity is present throughout the county, the Montgomery County Health Department wants to remind residents that the risk of WNV is strong and may remain so for some time this season, thus the focus should be on personal protection. There have been 75 mosquito pools which tested positive for WNV so far this season, compared to 31 positive pools during the same period last year. The first positive test was reported on May 17 this year, compared to June 9 last year. A mosquito pool is a collection of mosquitoes (usually about 50) of any given species or group (i.e. Culex mosquitoes) that are likely to carry/transmit a virus. WNV is transmitted to people by infected mosquitoes…
Friday, August 10, 2012
The bat was found near the 2800 Block of Egypt Road in Audubon, on Aug. 8.
A bat at the 2800 Block of Egypt Road in Audubon has tested positive for rabbies, according to an announcement on the Lower Providence Township website. The announcement was issued through the Montgomery County Health Department. The bat tested positive on Aug. 8. Per the announcement: Anyone that has been bitten or scratched or has had saliva exposure by a bat must recieve treatment to prevent this fatal disease. If you, someone in your household, or any of your pets have possibly had contact with a bat or any other stray or wild animal, immediately call the Montgomery County Health Department, Division of Communicable Disease Control at 610-278-5117. Rabies is a viral disease that infects the central nervous system, causes inflammation …
Friday, July 20, 2012
A list of local eateries and the results of their recent food service inspections.
Throughout the month of June, the Montgomery County Health Department conducted inspections of local food-service establishments in the Perkiomen Valley Patch area. Below you can view their findings. Click each facility's name to see its Patch directory listing and click the date of inspection to read the health department's report. 201 China Jade Chinese Restaurant, 201 Second Ave., Collegeville, 7/11/2012 Caroline T. Moorehead, Inc., 40 East First Ave., Trappe, 6/20/2012 Collegeville Italian Deli, 3855 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, 7/5/2012 Country Chef’s Kitchen, 1446 Gravel Pike, Lower Fredrick, 6/12/2012, 7/6/2012 Giovanni’s Pizza II, 611 Gravel Pike, Collegeville, 6/1/12 Giovanni’s Italian Market, 3846 W Ridge Pike, Collegeville, 6/27/…