District Court enforcement requested for Chipolte Mexican Grill in Greensburg; Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin, fouls 2nd inspection in a week

District Court enforcement requested for Chipolte Mexican Grill in Greensburg; Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin, fouls 2nd inspection in a week

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 expected retail food follow-up inspection on 9/1/2020. 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 2 violations were found.

The inspector made the following remarks in the report:

Report has been reviewed with the person in charge (Rachel – Shift Manager) who acknowledged receipt of this report, and all violations concerning:
Dried food debris inside cleaned and sanitized equipment
Excessive black residue inside soda
HAVE HAD CORRECTIVE ACTIONS TAKEN. HOWEVER, the above (below in this story) noted violations HAVE NOT had corrective actions taken.

A SECOND WARNING LETTER IS REQUESTED. AN ENFORCEMENT IS REQUESTED.

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

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

  • 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. REPEAT VIOLATION (8/25/20)
  • 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). 8TH REPEAT VIOLATION (12/26/17, 12/18/18, 10/28/19, 11/6/19, 11/21/19, 12/3/19 & 8/25/20)AN ENFORCEMENT WITH THE LOCAL DISTRICT MAGISTRATE IS REQUESTED.

Previous inspections:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
08/25/2020 Regular Out Violation(s) 3
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

 

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