Big Mouth Pizza in York bumbles inspection; 9 violations, “Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility”

Big Mouth Pizza in York bumbles inspection; 9 violations, “Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility”

York, PA

Big Mouth Pizza and Convenience Store

1310 N George ST
York, PA 17404
717-843-8384

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/13/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Big Mouth Pizza and Convenience Store was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found.

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

  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the counter height cooling unit, is not being date marked.
  • Observed single-service, single-use articles stored in storage and kitchen area directly on the floor, and not 6 inches above the floor.
  • Observed partially consumed employee beverage (screw capped variety) stored on the same shelf with foods intended for use and/or sale inside the glass door cooling unit.
  • Deli slicer and can opener blade, food contact surfaces, were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch.
  • Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed shut off valve under the three basin sink leaking.
  • The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Raw shell eggs are stored above ready to eat foods in the retail cooler.*
  • Observed canned ground tomatoes and ketchup food stored directly on the floor, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required.
  • Non-food contact surfaces of the fountain soda machine are not cleaned at a frequency to preclude accumulation of syrup, dust and dirt.

*Storing raw eggs away from other foods prevents contamination in the event of breakage.

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