That’s Amore Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Bloomsburg blunders inspection, pink, brown and black mold-like substance on ice machine production area, a food contact surface
That’s Amore Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria in Bloomsburg blunders inspection, ice machine’s production area, a food contact surface, was observed to have pink, brown and black mold-like substance
Retail Food Inspection Report Conducted
350 HIGHLAND DR
Mountville, PA 17554
The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted its first full unannounced inspection on August 27, 2019, since a change in ownership in March. After the visit issued a report with 18 violations along with the determination the restaurant is, “out of compliance” with state food safety regulations.
Among the violations cited, the inspector noted:
- Observed the CFM’s (certified food manager) open beverage container on the food preparation table in the kitchen.
- The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
- Food Employee did not follow proper hand washing procedure. Soap was not used.
- The Person in Charge has failed in their managerial duties by not controlling food safety in this food establishment.
- Food employee and the CFM observed preparing food, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
- Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (chili, soups, tuna salad) prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, are not being date marked.
- Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (deli meats, cheese), located in the small cooler, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened.
- No sign or poster posted at the hand-wash sink in the kitchen to remind food employees to wash their hands.
- Observed a bottle of headache medicine stored above a food preparation table.
- Food Employee observed changing tasks (working in the basement with gloves on), the employee came upstairs and started preparing food without a proper hand-wash and donning new gloves.
- Food Employee (CFM) observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.
- The CFM was observed touching toast and bagels – a ready to eat food – with bare hands.
- Soup and chili were held at 101 and 120°F, on the steam table, rather than 135°F or above as required.
- Observed tape (not approved for repair) wrapped around a cracked control dial on the slicer.
- Plumbing leaking from beneath the hand-wash sink.
- Observed old food residue inside many metal food containers stored as clean on the dish rack.
- Old food residue on the inner rim of the slicer and on the can opener blade.
- Ceiling tiles around the air-exhaust vents in the eating area stained brown and black from moisture.
- Beef thawing above cabbage in the walk-in cooler.
- Raw shell eggs stored above deli meats and Canadian ham in the small cooler.
- In-use tongs stored on the oven handle making contact with the trash can.
- Observed two open containers of dough stored directly on the floor beneath the oven, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
- Raw shell eggs were held at 77°F for an unknown amount of time, next to the flat grill, rather than 41°F or below as required.