New Venice Pizza in Elkins Park hit with 22 violations; “Employee dentures and denture cream on prep table in kitchen”

New Venice Pizza in Elkins Park hit with 22 violations; “Employee dentures and denture cream on prep table in kitchen”

Elkins Park, PA

New Venice Pizza

8021 OLD YORK RD
ELKINS PARK, PA 19027

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 2/5/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations New Venice Pizza in Elkins Park was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 22 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

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

  • (3 times repeat violation)Facility lacks a written procedure for managing a fecal or vomiting incident. Sample document emailed to facility at time of inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (3 times repeat violation)Employee beverage found stored on prep table. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (5 times repeat violation)Can opener blade observed with encrusted food residue. Failure to correct multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Chlorine sanitizer in sanitizer buckets on cook’s line tested above and below required concentration of 50-100ppm. Facility provided solution of 50ppm during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (6 times repeat violation)Open loaves of deli meats lacking opened on and discard date marking. Facility must mark TCS ready to eat foods held under refrigeration longer than 24 hours with a discard date not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Facility emailed date marking regulations during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Open block of rodent bait observed on floor by pizza prep refrigerator. All rodent bait needs to be placed inside of a proper rodent bait station.
  • 4 drawer refrigerator lacking ambient thermometer.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Facility lacking a probe thermometer to take internal food temperatures. Obtain immediately. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • (4 times repeat violation)Foods stored directly on floor of walk-in refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Food handlers lacking hair restraints.
  • Absorbent yellow sponges observed in 3 compartment sink.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Knives found stored between prep refrigerator and prep table by cook’s line. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Single use plastic condiment cups without handles stored inside of bulk spices on storage ledge above basement stairs.
  • Facility using opened cans to reheat sauce on grill top.
  • Large chest freezer in basement observed with chipping and rusting with gasket damage along main body of freezer on top.
  • Interior of 1 door tall freezer in basement observed with heavy ice accumulation.
  • Self-closing mechanism on employee bathroom door damaged.
  • Grease and dust accumulation observed on grease hood system filters.
  • Cardboard material observed on wall above kitchen door to left of 2 door freezer.
  • Raw wood observed to right of food prep sink on walls. Facility must provide smooth, non-porous, easily cleanable surface.
  • (2 times repeat violation)Employee cell phone stored on kitchen prep table. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.
  • Employee dentures and denture cream on prep table in kitchen.