By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

DiMaria’s Pizza in Mount Joy fumbles inspection; Cleanliness of Hands-Food employees could not follow-proper hand washing procedures

DiMaria’s Pizza in Mount Joy fumbles inspection; Cleanliness of Hands-Food employees could not follow-proper hand washing procedures

Mount Joy, PA

DiMaria’s Pizza

759 E main ST
Mount Joy, PA 17552
717-653-4200

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations DiMaria’s Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 4 violations were found.

In remarks the inspector said in the report:

Facility is “OUT” of compliance and a follow-up inspection will be conducted in two weeks. Warning letters will be issued and a corrective action response is required. Reviewed proper hand washing procedure using hand sanitizer after washing with soap and water. Facility has hot water at the 3 compartment sink but not at the designated hand wash sink or at the sinks in the restrooms.

The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • Cooking utensil stored between the edges of the grill and the hot holding unit not a clean and sanitized area.
  • The hand wash sinks located in the pizza/sandwich prep area and the restrooms do not have water at a temperature of at least 100°F. Water from hot water side of faucet at 59 degrees F.
  • Food facility does not have available quaternary sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration of the three compartment sink.
  • Cleanliness of Hands-Food employees could not follow-proper handwashing procedures, no paper towels at hand wash sink.