19 violations at Quik-It Chicken at Valero Fueland in Pittsburgh; Dead cockroaches found accumulated on various glue traps under equipment in the kitchen

19 violations at Quik-It Chicken at Valero Fueland in Pittsburgh; Dead cockroaches found accumulated on various glue traps under equipment in the kitchen

Piittsburgh, PA

Quik-It Chicken at Valero Fueland

820 Pennsylvania Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/8/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Quik-It Chicken at Valero Fueland was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 19 violations were found.

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

  • No cooling charts for cooked yams and precooked chicken in the walk-in cooler. No evidence of temperatures abuse.
  • Collared greens in the hot-holding unit noted at 120° F in the center and greater than 135° F on the outside of the pan. The operator stirred the item and it reached at least 135° F.*
  • Lack of thermometer in the walk-in cooler
  • Lack of thermometer in the shorter merchandizing cooler containing pre-portioned sides.
  • Lack of date-marking for pre-portioned sides in the shorter merchandizer cooler and prepared yams and cooked chicken in the walk-in cooler.
  • Employee observed handling ready-to-eat ribs with bare hands, placing in a to-go container, and handing to a customer.
  • Lack of test strips for quaternary sanitizer used in the 3-bowl sink.
  • Grease and food build-up on, under, and around the cook equipment.
  • Grease and food build-up throughout the kitchen.
  • Grease caked on the side of cooking equipment.
  • Leaking faucet from all three handwashing sinks in the kitchen.
  • Lack of soap for the handwashing sink behind the cook line
  • Evidence of food preparation in the handwashing sink to the right of the food preparation sinks.
  • Fruit fly killing solution in storage above cooking collared greens on the stove.
  • Certified food safety manager certification expired on 02/19/20.
  • Ready-to-eat ribs on pans stacked directly on top of each other.
  • To-go, hinged containers stored directly on floor in original cardboard box.
  • Soiled cardboard used to line the floor in front of the fryers and cleaning equipment.
  • Sign prohibits customer use of restrooms.
  • Inoperable urinal in the men’s restroom.
  • Dumpster lids open during inspection. Trash littering the surrounding areas
  • Floors soiled throughout the kitchen.
  • Baffle filters over the fryers in need of cleaning.
  • Back utility room filled with miscellaneous items.
  • Inoperable hot-holding and cold-holding equipment throughout the kitchen.
  • Valid health permit not posted.
  • Health Permit Expired
  • The operator observed not wearing a mask at the start of the inspection. Corrected.
  • No physical barrier between customers and the operator.
  • No indication of social distancing in the facility.
  • No indication of restricted seating or occupancy in the facility.
  • COVID-19 flyer not posted. Corrected during inspection.