TJ’s Deli Mart in Canonsburg hit with 8 inspection violations; accumulation of dried on grease/food debris on the hot dog roller, a food contact surface

TJ’s Deli Mart in Canonsburg hit with 8 inspection violations; accumulation of dried on grease/food debris on the hot dog roller, a food contact surface

Canonburg, PA

TJ’s Deli Mart

2601 WASHINGTON RD
CANONBURG, PA 15317
724-746-9838

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 4/15/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations TJ’s Deli Mart was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

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

  • Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous foods without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food. Hamburgers prepared at 08:30AM this morning (1 hours ago) were 125*F. Manager states the hot foods are held for 4 hours then discarded but no written policy was available. Corrected on site.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed a box of food with an accumulation of ice on it stored directly beneath a leaking condenser. Product should not be stored under the condenser until it is repaired. This was previously cited on 6/4/2019. Violation must be corrected to avoid a warning letter and further action by this department.
  • Observed boxes of frozen food stored directly on the floor of the walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. This is a repeat violation.
  • Prepackaged hot and cold sandwiches, macaroni salad, and potato salad are not labeled properly with the ingredient statement, net weight, or distributed by statement. This was previously reported on 9/14/16, 6/27/2018 and 6/4/2019. Product was removed from sale. Labels were available for some of the items and were placed on them. Any product without a label may not be offered as a self-service item until food is labeled. A warning letter has been requested. Violation must be corrected to avoid further action by this department.
  • Observed an accumulation of dried on grease/food debris on the hot dog roller, a food contact surface. Roller was cleaned and sanitized during inspection.
  • Commercially processed refrigerated, ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food (pasta sauce and provolone cheese), located in the prep table, and held more than 24 hours, is not being marked with the date it was opened. Manager stated the items are discarded every Monday but no written policy was available to verify. Corrected on site.
  • Food facility does not have a Health Awareness Reporting Procedure for food employees. Big 6 and Employee Reporting Requirements handouts provided.
  • Facility does not have written procedures for employees to follow when responding to an event involving vomitus or fecal matter discharge onto surfaces within the facility. Handout provided that may be adopted as written procedures.