5th Inspection fail since December 2018; Port Freeze in Port Alleghany hit for rodent activity; “droppings observed in the cabinet under the milk dispenser”

5th Inspection fail since December 2018; Port Freeze in Port Alleghany hit for rodent activity; “droppings observed in the cabinet under the milk dispenser”

Port Allegany, PA

Port Freeze

212 N Main St
Port Allegany, PA 16743

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/16/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Port Freeze was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

The current inspection marks the 5th since December 2018 Port Freeze has failed to be, “In Compliance:”

  • 12/27/2018- 18 violations including the presence of rodents at regular inspection
  • 1/08/2019- follow-up to December inspection- 12 violations, also including the presence of rodents and restaurant had no pest control program
  • 1/24/2019- passed a Type-2 Inspection after the two earlier inspections with one violation
  • 7/19/2019- 8 violations found during regular inspection with rodent activity cited.
  • 8/27/2019- 9 violations cited during follow-up inspection to July inspection. Rodent activity cited.
  • 9/17/2019- Passed with 2 violations at Type-2 Inspection not serious enough for the restaurant to be “Out of Compliance”

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

  • Car port stock room is overly full and cluttered, need cleaned and organized.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Non-food contact surfaces not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of dirt and soil. The vents in the hood have a heavy accumulation of soot/grease/dust. There is a heavy accumulation of grease on the side of the stove alongside the fryers. There is grease/food spillage under the fryers. The dough mixer has a thick build up of flour residue.
  • Garage door was not completely closed, allowing for the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
  • The walls/ceiling in the walk in freezer are covered in a thick build up of frost/ice, which is also building up very heavily on cases/packages of food.
  • House-made ranch dressing, a refrigerated, ready to eat time temperature control for safety food in the walk in cooler, was date-marked by the facility (4-6), but was beyond the 7-day use or sell by date and required discarding.
  • Deli slicer, a food contact surface, observed to have food residue from previous days use and not clean to sight and touch. Unit needs disassembled and thoroughly cleaned before next use and after each use.
  • Food facility inspection indicates evidence of rodent activity, several droppings observed in the cabinet under the milk dispenser. All rodents and signs of rodents must be eliminated.