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

Lancaster County’s Riviera Pizza and Italian Restaurant bombs inspection, 2nd year in a row, 12 violations, fly landed on bacon

Lancaster County’s Riviera Pizza and Italian Restaurant bombs inspection, 2nd year in a row, 12 violations, fly landed on bacon

Stevens, PA

Riviera Pizza and Italian Restaurant

1405 N READING RD
REAMSTOWN, PA 17567
(717) 336-3879

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on September 16, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Riviera Pizza and Italian Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. The inspector made the following comments in support of the violations found during the inspection:

  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Food in kitchen stored open with no covering. Fly landed on bacon contaminating it. Discarded
  • A food employee was observed touching Capicola, a ready to eat food, with bare hands. Food discarded.
  • Paint on window ledge over pizza station hand washing sink is chipping off.
  • Dumpster units outside do not have tight-fitting lids and are attracting flies.
  • The following areas of the facility contain food debris on floor and under shelving and need a thorough cleaning: beer cooler floor, back mixing room.
  • The internal temperature of burgers in warmer measured 116F rather than 135F or above as required.
  • Wooden pizza paddle contains nicks around the edges rather than a smooth surface.
  • Observed a knife in pizza station hand washing sink indicating uses other than hand washing.
  • Clean canister and cups found stored on right side of bar hand washing sink potentially contaminating them.
  • Several 5 gallon containers of food in beer cooler walk-in found stored directly on the floor rather than at least 6″ above.
  • Plunger handle used to press down onions in chute is wrapped in stringy duct tape which is not considered a smooth, durable, easily cleanable surface

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Don Shaw

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