20 violations Nino’s Pizza in Lansdale bumbles 9th inspection since Nov 2016; Rodent-like droppings, 5 times repeat not date marking foods once opened

20 violations Nino’s Pizza in Lansdale bumbles 9th inspection since Nov 2016; Rodent-like droppings, 5 times repeat not date marking foods once opened

Lansdale, PA

Nino’s Pizza

721 E MAIN ST
LANSDALE, PA 19446

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 9/3/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Nino’s Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 20 violations were found.

The inspector noted in the report:

Due to the number of violations and number of repeat violations, facility has been scheduled for a re-inspection on or after 09/18/2020. Should facility not be in compliance at the time of re-inspection they will be required to attend an administrative conference and will receive an additional re-inspection. Facility will be required to remit a re-inspection fee of $330.00 if given an administrative conference. NOTE: EHS contacted Lansdale Fire Marshal upon observing that Ansul system was lacking a tag indicating when system was last serviced, and upon observation of hood cleaning sticker indicating that hood system was last professionally cleaned 01/2020.

This current inspection marks the ninth inspection since November 2016 the restaurant wasn’t found, “In Compliance” according to reporting by The Philadelphia Inquirer. One “follow-up” inspection was found, “In Compliance.”

  • Nov 22, 2016- 7 violations including 4 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Jun 5, 2017- 12 violations including 6 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Nov 13, 2017- 12 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Jul 5, 2018- 13 violations including 2 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • Dec 14, 2018- 9 violations including 1 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • May 6, 2019- 23 violations including 9 food borne illness risk factor violations.
  • May 13, 2019- ZERO violations at follow-up resulting from May 6, 2019 routine inspection.
  • May 20, 2019- Re-inspection following last two inspection finds 6 violations with 2 
  • Nov 15, 2019- 19 violations including 7 food borne illness risk factor violations.

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

  • (2 times repeat violation) Sign stating that inspection reports are available upon request not posted in public view. Facility posted signage publicly during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.

  • Facility lacks a current Certified Food Safety Manager (CFSM) certified by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH). Facility is given 30 days to submit application with payment or provide MCOPH with proof of enrollment in an approved course.

  • (3 times repeat violation) Facility lacks a written procedure on the clean-up of a fecal/vomiting incident. EHS e-mailed sample document during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.

  • (3 times repeat violation) No handwashing sign is posted at three compartment sink approved for handwashing. EHS e-mailed facility sample signage during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.

  • Uncovered food containers observed in walk-in refrigerator and in 1 door reach-in refrigerator at cook’s line.

  • (5 times repeat violation) Prepared and opened TCS ready to eat foods held in facility longer than 24 hours under refrigeration missing required discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Facility was emailed date marking regulations during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action or citation.

  • Rodent-like droppings observed in cubby to the right-hand side of cook’s line equipment. Facility must clean and sanitize all affected areas. Facility must be treated by professional pest control service. E-mail completed service report to MCOPH at e-mail provided within 10 business days.

  • Dead insects observed trapped in light shields at ceiling of rear prep area.

  • Bags of onions stored on floor in walk-in refrigerator. Elevate all foods to a minimum of 6 inches from floor.

  • Food handlers lacking effective hair restraints at time of inspection.

  • Food handler observed donning jewelry/bracelets at time of inspection.

  • (5 times repeat violation) Single-use cup without handle found stored in bulk dry ingredient container in back prep area. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action or citation.

  • Soiled cardboard observed being used as shim beneath feet of countertop slicer. Cardboard is not smooth, non-porous, and easily cleanable.

  • Facility observed lining shelving with cardboard.

  • Excessive frost accumulation on shelving in 1 door reach-in freezer.

  • Dumpster behind facility observed with lid open at time of inspection.

  • (4 times repeat violation) Cracked floor tiles observed throughout walk-in refrigerator. Facility must render floor to be smooth, non-porous and easily cleanable. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.

  • (4 times repeat violation)Ceiling tiles in back prep area observed in disrepair, including a pizza box piece being used to cover a hole. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.

  • Mop and mop bucket stored behind facility in parking lot.

  • Fluorescent lights above cook’s line lacking protective shielding or shatter resistant bulbs.