Chipolte Mexican Grill in Greensburg fouls 4th inspection in 2 years; Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin

Chipolte Mexican Grill in Greensburg fouls 4th inspection in 2 years; Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin

Greensburg, PA

Chipolte Mexican Grill

2000 LINCOLN PLACE STE 8
GREENSBURG, PA 15601
724-838-7591

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/25/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Chipolte Mexican Grill was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 3 violations were found.

This latest inspection marks the fourth time the restaurant has been, “Out of Compliance” in the last two years according to state records:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
12/03/2019 Type 3 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
11/21/2019 Type 2 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 2
11/06/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 2
10/28/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 2
12/18/2018 Regular In Violation(s) 2

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

  • Dried food debris observed inside cleaned and sanitized equipment and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin, around water distribution tubing and freeze plate and underneath at discharge chute. DO NOT USE. Please empty ice machine COMPLETELY!! Wash, Rinse and Sanitize all parts and allow to air dry before refilling. This machine WAS NOT cleaned during the time of this inspection and bagged ice will be utilized until approval is obtained.
  • Observed excessive black residue inside soda dispensing heads at customer self service station.
  • Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in warewash area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). 7TH REPEAT VIOLATION (12/26/17, 12/18/18, 10/28/19, 11/6/19, 11/21/19 & 12/3/19)