Inspection Capri Pizza Natrona Heights; blackish mold-like substance on deflector surface of the ice making machine, flies in the kitchen and fruit flies in the basement

Inspection Capri Pizza Natrona Heights; blackish mold-like substance on deflector surface of the ice making machine, flies in the kitchen and fruit flies in the basement

Natrona Heights, PA

Capri Pizza

2103 Freeport Road
Natrona Heights, PA 15065

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/28/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Capri Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

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

  • Cooling charts for pasta that is cooked and cooled are not completed and saved.
  • A merchandiser cooler is used to hold time/temperature controlled foods (sliced tomatoes, portioned pasta, cheeses). All temperatures observed below 41F. Replace the merchandiser cooler when it breaks down with a commercial NSF certified refrigerator unit.
  • Several food items stored in refrigeration are not marked with discard dates. The operator stated that food is typically used within 1 to 2 days after opened from packaging and following preparation.
  • Deflector surface of the ice making machine in the basement has a blackish mold-like substance along its bottom edge.
  • Cloth wiping towel used at the front order preparation station is not stored in a sanitizer container.
  • Chlorine test strips are expired.
  • Soap and paper hand towels are not available at the hand washing sink in the kitchen and access to the sink is partially blocked.
  • There are flies in the kitchen and fruit flies in the basement.
  • There is no Certified Food Protection Manager.
  • Tongs are hanging from the oven door handle.
  • Uncovered cooked chicken wings in metal pans are double stacked in the walk-in cooler. Operator moved the top pan to a bottom shelf.
  • Container of chicken is stored on the floor in the walk-in cooler. Operator moved the chicken to a bottom shelf.
  • Box of tomatoes in stored on the floor beneath a counter next to the walk-in cooler.
  • Left door gasket to the under-counter cooler of the front preparation station is damaged.
  • A can of food on the floor is used to keep the center door closed to the under-counter cooler of the front preparation station.
  • Several floor tiles in the kitchen are cracked and/or missing pieces.
  • The floor in the dish washing machine room is soiled with excessive dirt and grime.
  • Ceiling tiles in the dish washing machine room are damaged.
  • There are missing and damaged ceiling tiles in the basement and in the pizza dough mixer room.
  • Ceiling tile is missing in front of the walk-in cooler
  • There are many unused miscellaneous items stored throughout the basement area.