18 food safety violations for A Slice of Brooklyn in New Holland; Inspection finds restaurant, “Out of Compliance”

18 food safety violations for A Slice of Brooklyn in New Holland; Inspection finds restaurant, “Out of Compliance”

New Holland, PA

A Slice of Brooklyn- New Holland


The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 5/27/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations A Slice of Brooklyn was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 18 violations were found.

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

  • Food employees observed in kitchen not wearing a hair restraint.
  • Observed 2 employee cell phones stored on slicer housing, a food contact surface, contaminating it.
  • In walk-in cooler, observed cooked chicken wings being cooled in a deep plastic container instead of a shallow one.
  • Stored knives over mixer, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and grease and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Paper towel dispenser empty at all the handwash sink in the facility.
  • Wall under front window has a hole, and in need of repair.
  • Some ceiling tiles in kitchen are falling out of grid or are in poor condition.
  • Person in Charge failed to train employees in ware washing – dishwasher was unfamiliar with sanitizer concentration or the 3-step method of ware washing. Another food employee did not know how to cool TCS food properly or to know to wash hands prior to donning gloves.
  • Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.
  • Time in lieu of temperature is being used in the food facility to control pizza, a ready to eat potentially hazardous food without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.
  • The interior lid of ice machine has separated and is loose, exposing insulation.
  • Soap is not available at the handwash sink in the ladies room.
  • Old unused equipment stored out back, needs be removed from food facility.
  • Floors throughout kitchen especially under equipment and in walk-in cooler are dirty and need a thorough cleaning
  • Observed deeply scored and stained cutting and board not resurfaced or discarded as required.
  • Exterior of microwave is dirty and greasy and is not being cleaned frequently enough.
  • Flooring throughout kitchen is broken or torn in areas and no longer a smooth, easily cleanable surface
  • Screened, back kitchen door does not close tightly leaving a one-inch gap allowing the entry of insects and other vectors. Repair or leave door closed.
  • Unscreened kitchen window and kitchen door found wide open permitting the entry of insects.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.