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Dominick’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Morrisville bumbles 9th straight inspection: Repeat Violation-numerous rodent droppings were found in and along the electrical panel framing

Dominick’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Morrisville bumbles 9th straight inspection: Repeat Violation-numerous rodent droppings were found in and along the electrical panel framing

Morrisville, PA

Dominick’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant

382 W TRENTON AVE
Morrisville, PA 19067

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 3/10/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Dominick’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found. 

According to Health Department records Dominick’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant has failed its ninth consecutive inspection with at least one, “Food Borne Illness Risk Factor” cited during each inspection:

  • Apr 24, 2015- 7 violations- Change of ownership inspection
  • Aug 24, 2015- 8 violations- Re-inspection the same day
  • Mar 1, 2016- 9 violations
  • Aug 31, 2016- 5 violations Re-inspection
  • Mar 13, 2017- 4 violations
  • Sep 29, 2017- Complaint received by the Health Department- 4 violations
  • Feb 28, 2018- 3 violations
  • Mar 4, 2019- 4 violations including the presence of rodents

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

  • There is no food safety manager certified by this Department (CFSM) on duty as required. A CFSM must be on duty at all times the facility is open and/or food is being prepared. A completed application(SA-71)for CFSM, or proof of enrollment in an approved safety class must be submitted to the Department.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 03/10/2020
  • Utensils (ladles, tongs) hanging above the 3-compartment, designated as clean, were unclean with food residue and unknown liquid.
    All affected utensils were removed to be washed and sanitized.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Pizza sauce, at the pizza prep station was measured at 55°F. Time/temperature control for safety (TCS) food must be cold held at or below 41ºF. Sauce was discarded during inspection.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. *
  • Numerous rodent droppings were found in and along the electrical panel framing. Remove droppings, clean and sanitize areas affected. Contact facility’s exterminator for additional monitoring and/or treatment.  Repeat Violation.
  • Large bag of carrots found being stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler. All food and food-related products must be stored at least six inches above the floor. Product was elevated as required during inspection.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Knives were found being stored face down between the prep unit and adjacent cutting table. This area is neither clean nor easily cleanable. Knives were removed to ware washing area to be cleaned and sanitized.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation.
  • Door gaskets on the pizza prep and sandwich/salad prep units, are torn and in poor condition. Replace gaskets to ensure proper operation.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 09/10/2020
  • Floor below sandwich/salad prep unit is unclean with liquid and food residue. Clean and maintain.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 03/20/2020

*The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food.