By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

Harrisburg Pizza Boli racks up 51 violations following 3 retail food inspections in less than a month

Harrisburg Pizza Boli racks up 51 violations following 3 retail food inspections in less than a month



Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted August 8, 2019


1276 Market Street Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 236-9006

Following a complaint about Pizza Boli’s in Harrisburg, City of Harrisburg retail food inspectors visited the restaurant on July 18, 2019, citing the eatery for 20 violations triggering a follow-up inspection. The follow-up inspection occurred August 6, 2019, resulting in the inspector reporting 16 violations.

Failing the follow-up inspection triggered a third inspection 2 days later on August 8, 2019, resulting in 15 violations. All tolled the franchised pizzeria failed 3 retail food inspections with a grand total of 51 violations.

The inspector made the following observations in the most recent inspection in support of the cited violations:

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection
  • The electrocuter insect control device located in take out area is not designed to retain the insect in the device in a clean way
  • Prep area of the food facility is extremely dirty, dusty, and in need of cleaning.
  • Observed cooking equipment / pans, in the * area, with encrusted grease and soil accumulation.
  • The Person in Charge did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of the PA Food Code as evidenced by incorrect responses to food safety questions.
  • Filters for Air conditioning needs replacement
  • Grease trap leak
  • Outdoor areas have grease where exhaust fan is leaking
  • Observed equipment, in area, with an accumulation of dust, dirt, food residue, debris on non-food contact surfaces.
  • Observed cardboard being utilized as a shelf
  • All fire protection equipment is out of date
  • Exhaust fans in bathrooms not working. Exhause fan near cooking area not properly installed
  • Window with fan, in the area, is open, unscreened, and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals
  • Old unused equipment stored in area, should be removed from food facility.
  • Food in the area stored open with no covering
  • Observed food stored directly on the floor in area, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required
  • Commercially processed ready to eat food, located in the walk in cooler, and held more than 48 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened
  • Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil
  • 55 gallon drums of cooking grease stored in hazardous conditions inside restaurant
  • Trash receptacle / waste handling unit outside does not have a tight-fitting lid or cover
  • Trash receptacles are not durable, cleanable, leak proof, and/or rodent and insect resistant




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