21 violations for Vincent’s Pizza in Rockledge; No soap at kitchen hand wash sink, Health Department threatens citations for 7 times repeat violation

21 violations for Vincent’s Pizza in Rockledge; No soap at kitchen hand wash sink, Health Department threatens citations for 7 times repeat violation

Rockledge , PA

Vincent’s Pizza

412 Huntingdon Pike
Jenkintown, PA 19046

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 6, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Vincent’s Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 21 violations were found.

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

  • Food license posted is expired. Facility located current license and posted in public view.
  • Facility is lacking a written vomit/fecal incident procedure at time of inspection. Sample document emailed to facility during inspection.
  • Employee observed eating at prep refrigerator on cook’s line.
  • (4 times repeat violation)Employee beverages observed on and above food prep surfaces throughout facility. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Employee observed washing hands in 3 compartment sink without soap and then drying hands on cloth rag. Facility instructed on proper hand washing procedures during inspection.
  • Employee observed touching ready to eat garlic bread with their bare hands. Facility instructed on proper glove use during inspection.
  • (5 times repeat violation)Hand washing sink in kitchen obstructed by cart, trash can, and soiled rag. It will be discussed with supervisor possible citation due to repeat non-compliance.
  • No soap at kitchen hand wash sink.
  • Pasta observed being held outside of temperature control at saute station during service with internal temperatures of 50F. Facility voluntarily discarded pasta and was instructed to put pasta on pizza logs.
  • (4 times repeat violation)Prepared and opened TCS ready to eat foods held under refrigeration in facility longer than 24 hours missing required discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Date marking regulations emailed during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Facility preparing peppers and shrimp at 3 compartment sink. Food prep is to only occur in designated food prep sink.
  • Absorbent cloth lining bottom of calamari storage container in walk-in refrigerator.
  • (7 times repeat violation)Food handlers lacking hair restraints. It will be discussed with supervisor possible citation due to repeat non-compliance.
  • Wet cloth rag lining under in-use cutting board in prep area.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Tongs stored hung from ticket hanger over grill. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Ice scoop stored inside of ice machine.
  • Facility observed obstructing basin of 3 compartment sink with prep table and a dish rack over basin. Facility must have all 3 compartments of sink accessible during operation.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Clothes pins hung over grill for hanging order ticket. Wood not smooth non-porous, and easily cleaned. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Facility mop sink closet not accessible at time of inspection due to door being obstructed by cart. Mop sink must be made accessible at all times.
  • Absorbent cardboard found lining floor in front of 3 compartment sink.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility mops stored outside of back door of kitchen. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
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