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

NJ’s Pizza in York blunders 2nd state inspection since July following complaint by public, leak from ceiling landing directly on uncovered dough

NJ’s Pizza in York blunders 2nd state inspection since July following complaint by public, leak from ceiling landing directly on uncovered dough

 

 

NJ’s Pizza in York on Jackson ST

161 W JACKSON ST
York, PA 17401
(717) 900-6954

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on DATE. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the NAME 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:

  • Observed leak from ceiling inside walk-in cooler directly landing on uncovered pizza dough.
  • Outer areas of food containers are dirty to sight and touch.
  • Thermometers for ensuring proper temperatures of food are not available or readily accessible inside prep cooler near the middle of kitchen.
  • Observed accumulation of water inside prep cooler broken-needs repaired.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Food employees observed in kitchen area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Observed no labels on food products stored inside prep cooler.
  • Old unused equipment stored in back room near kitchen area, should be removed from food facility.
  • Fries in the freezer stored open with no covering on the floor inside freezer unit.
  • Accumulation of grease build up along side all cooking equipment.
  • Accumulation of dirt and food debris on interior of prep cooler.

 

 

If you have concerns about a restaurant, grocery store or any, “retail food establishment” you can contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture when you click or tap now

There are over 26,000 eating and drinking establishments in Pennsylvania, and thousands more convenience stores,  grocery stores and schools required to be inspected by the Department of Agriculture and, in some cases, local government entities at least once a year. Out of more than 2,000 inspections each month only about 150 are found to be, “Out of Compliance.”

Violations leading to the Out of Compliance designation are more critical violations. Establishments can score a number of lower level violations without achieving the Out of Compliance designation.

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Don Shaw

Don Shaw journalist covering local news for The Pennsylvania Chronicle (717) 461-2107 don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com