Health Dept hits Hatfield Pizzeria with 20 violations,fumbles 9th inspection since November 2016, Bungee cords securing various items at pizza prep refrigerator

Health Dept hits Hatfield Pizzeria with 20 violations,fumbles 9th inspection since November 2016, Bungee cords securing various items at pizza prep refrigerator

hatfield, PA

Hatfield Pizzeria

129 S MAIN ST
HATFIELD, PA 19440

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/26/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Hatfield Pizzeria was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 20 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

This latest inspection marks the 10th failure of the Hatfield Pizzeria to be found, “in compliance” during an inspection since November 2016:

  • Nov 30, 2016- 6 violations found during routine inspection
  • Mar 22, 2017- 12 violations found during routine inspection
  • Aug 24, 2017- 15 violations found during routine inspection
  • Mar 1, 2018- 25 violations found during routine inspection
  • Mar 8, 2018- PASSED Follow-up inspection with NO violations
  • Nov 9, 2018- 15 violations found during routine inspection
  • Feb 19, 2019- 21 violations found during routine inspection
  • Aug 15, 2019- 37 violations found during routine inspection
  • Aug 16, 2019- PASSED Follow-up inspection with NO violations
  • Aug 29, 2019- 22 violations found during Re-inspection
  • Sep 16, 2019-PASSED Re-inspection inspection with NO violations

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

  • (3 times repeat violation) Open employee beverage stored amongst food items in 1 door reach-in condiment refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Raw beef patties stored above uncovered spring mix in bottom shelving of prep refrigerator. Facility relocated items during inspection.
  • Uncovered foods observed in refrigeration units and freezers throughout facility.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility lacking adequate date marking of prepared TCS food items to be stored in facility for longer than 24 hours. Adequate date marking of prepared TCS food items to be stored in facility for longer than 24 hours consists of a discard date not to exceed 7 days from and including date of preparation. Facility was e-mailed PDA date marking guidelines at previous inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • (3 times repeat violation) Facility lacking time temperature logs for pizzas stored at room temperature during service. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Unlabeled chemical spray bottle observed at mop sink area.
  • Squeeze bottles of oils at cook’s line lacking common name labelling of product.
  • Fly paper installed on dry storage rack directly above packages of food. Facility discarded during inspection.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility observed storing food directly in plastic grocery-style bags, with ink/dye on bags. These foods must be stored in food-grade bags or containers. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Facility observed storing containers of packaged food on floor in side storage room. Facility elevated items during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action.
  • Shredded lettuce stored submerged in water in walk-in refrigerator.
  • Ice scoop stored in ice machine, with handle submerged in ice.
  • (2 times repeat violation) Single-use plastic condiment cup lacking handle observed being stored in bulk dry ingredient container in rear prep area to be used as scoop. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to further legal action.
  • Torn door gaskets observed at pizza prep refrigerator and at 2 door reach-in refrigerator in pizza prep area.
  • Ice/frost accumulation observed in 1 door reach-in freezer in side storage room, and in 1 door reach-in freezer at cook’s line.
  • Bungee cords observed securing various items at pizza prep refrigerator, and drying rack in ware washing area. Items are absorbent and not easily cleanable.
  • Fan guards unclean in walk-in refrigerator.
  • Dumpster lids open in exterior refuse area.
  • Mops not hung or inverted to dry following use.
  • Facility has partially removed FRP behind cook’s line prep refrigerators. Facility stated that it plans on tiling over wall in this area. Facility stated to EHS that this process it to occur during non-operational hours, and that no construction generating dust will occur. Render surface smooth, non-porous, and easily cleanable.

The inspector made the following remarks in the report:

Facility has been scheduled for a re-inspection on or after 03/11/2020. Should facility not be in compliance at the time of re-inspection they will be required to attend an administrative conference and will receive an additional re-inspection. Facility will be required to remit a re-inspection fee of $330.00 if given an administrative conference. Facility must correct and maintain all violations. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may lead to legal action. NOTE: EHS contacted Hatfield Borough Fire Marshal during inspection upon observation of Ansul system tag indicating system was last serviced 10/2018, and hood service tag indicating that hood was last professionally cleaned 09/07/2018(?) (illegible). NOTE: left-hand prep refrigerator at end of cook’s line and grill drawer units remain out of service. Facility may not use units without a professional work order stating that units are holding approved cold holding temperatures & written permission is granted by MCOPH.