Fat Tony’s Pizza fails 5th inspection in a year, 7 violations, “Drain flies were observed below the prep sink and in the back storage area”

Fat Tony’s Pizza fails 5th inspection in a year, 7 violations, “Drain flies were observed below the prep sink and in the back storage area”

Morrisville, PA

Fat Tony’s Pizza in Morrisville

433 ALDEN AVE
MORRISVILLE, PA 19067

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on November 22, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Fat Tony’s Pizza in Morrisville was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

Fat Tony’s was determined by county officials to be Out of Compliance in 4 other inspections in the last year:

  • October 9, 2019 with 4 violations including the presence of flies
  • May 10, 2019 with 10 violations
  • February 8, 2019 with 6 violations
  • November 26, 2018 with 8 violations.

On February 11, 2019 the restaurant passed its follow-up inspection to the February 8, 2019 inspection with no infractions.

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.
  • Wares, designated as clean (knife, utensil), were unclean with food residue/debris. Items were moved to ware washing area during inspection. (Corrected on-site)
  • Sauce in hot holding was measured at 109°F. Potentially hazardous food that is cooked, cooled and reheated for hot holding shall be reheated so that all parts of the food reach a temperature of at least 165°F for 15 seconds. Product was reheated during inspection.
  • Deli meats and other ready to eat time/temperature control for safety (TCS) foods are not being date marked as required. Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, TCS food prepared and held in a food facility for more than 24 hours shall be clearly marked to be sold or discarded within 7 days or the manufacturers use by date whichever comes first.
  • Drain flies were observed below the prep sink and in the back storage area. Contact facility’s exterminator for additional monitoring and/or treatment.
  • Food worker observed not wearing a hair (beard) restraints as required. Employees shall wear hair restraints such as hats, hair coverings or nets, that are effectively designed and worn to keep their hair from contacting exposed food; clean equipment, utensils and linens; and unwrapped single-service and single-use articles.
  • HVAC vent, direct in front of rack of clean wares, is coated with dust. Detail clean and maintain.