The Pizza Box in Glenside fouls 8th straight inspection since November 2016 with 7 violations

The Pizza Box in Glenside fouls 8th straight inspection since November 2016 with 7 violations

Glenside, PA

The Pizza Box

43 LIMEKLIN PIKE
GLENSIDE, PA 19038

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/22/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations The Pizza Box was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

According to reporting by The Philadelphia Inquirer The Pizza Box has not been, “In Compliance” at any inspection since November 2016:

  • Nov 2, 2016- 11 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Mar 29, 2017- 7 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Sep 28, 2017- 4 violations with 1 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Jun 12, 2018- 17 violations with 7 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Sep 11, 2018- Complaint inspections leads to 16 violations and 7 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Apr 11, 2019- 10 violations with 3 food borne illness risk factors.
  • Oct 16, 2019- 7 violations with 2 food borne illness risk factors.

 

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

  • License posted in facility is expired. Facility will bring in new license and post in public view.
  • Facility CFSM certificate is expired. Facility is granted 30 days to apply for new CFSM certificate or provide proof of course enrollment to email provided. CFSM application emailed during inspection.
  • Chlorine (bleach) sanitizer bucket tested above required 50-100ppm. Facility diluted solution to 50ppm during inspection.
  • Food handlers lacking hair restraints.
  • Utensils at sandwich prep refrigerator stored in standing water. (bacteria grows in standing water)
  • Facility lacking chlorine test strips.
  • Walls around mop sink observed with water damage and no longer smooth and easily cleanable.