Chili’s Grill and Bar in Greensburg fumbles 2nd inspection this month; Food containers stored in dry storage shelf were observed with encrusted food residue, 2 violations

Chili’s Grill and Bar in Greensburg fumbles 2nd inspection this month; Food containers stored in dry storage shelf were observed with encrusted food residue, 2 violations

Greensburg, PA

Chili’s Grill and Bar

400 GREENGATE CENTRE CIR
GREENSBURG, PA 15601
724-836-2886

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture¬† conducted an follow-up retail food inspection on 2/19/2020. The follow-up inspection was required as a result of an, “Out of Compliance” inspection on February 10, 2020.¬† As a result of this inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Chili’s Grill and Ba was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 2 violations were found.

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

  • Observed clean food equipment in prep area stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). 4TH REPEAT VIOLATION (1/16/18, 1/14/19 & 2/10/20)*
  • Food containers stored in dry storage shelf were observed with encrusted food residue and was not clean to sight and touch. REPEAT VIOLATION (2/10/20)

* Wet nesting refers to the practice of placing two recently-washed items together in a nested fashion, preventing proper airflow. In a moist, dark, low-air environment, unseen bacteria grows unchecked, and suddenly that mixing bowl is a biological incident waiting to happen. Even at high temperatures, the food or ingredients you place on that wet-nested kitchen equipment can act as an accidental insulator, or even as fuel for further bacterial growth.

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