Greensburg Subway fouls inspection; “DO NOT USE,” “Black filth observed on the interior of the ice machine bin and underneath at discharge chute”

Greensburg Subway fouls inspection; “DO NOT USE,” “Black filth observed on the interior of the ice machine bin and underneath at discharge chute”

Greensburg, PA

Subway

2010 Lincoln Place STE 6
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-837-6770

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/11/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Subway Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 5 violations were found.

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

  • Food utensils in main preparation line area observed stored in a container of water which is not maintained at 135°F. (see note below)
  • Sliced deli meats and cheeses on main preparation line was held at 52°F for about 2 hours rather than 41°F or below as required. All meats and cheese were replaced with fresh meats and cheeses from the walk-in cooler. CORRECTED ON SITE. (see note below)
  • The food facility does not have the original certificate for the certified food employee posted in public view.
  • Deli preparation bar was observed not maintaining proper temperature during operation. Preparation unit was probed with 2 different calibrated thermometers both reading 41°F at the base of the unit. However; the individual pans of deli meats and cheeses located off the cold plate about 4′ were not being maintained at proper temperature. Preparation unit was turned to maximum and was still not maintaining food at correct temperature. 
  • Walk-in -freezer unit was observed with an accumulation of ice around the condenser unit and dripping onto shelving.
  • Black filth observed on the interior of the ice machine bin 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.

*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. These violations are considered, "Food Borne Illness Risk Factor" violations.