10 inspection violations at Don Patron Mexican in Greensburg; fouls 3rd inspection in less than a year

10 inspection violations at Don Patron Mexican in Greensburg; fouls 3rd inspection in less than a year

Greensburg, PA

Don Patron Mexican Grill

6044 STATE ROUTE 30 UNIT 500
GREENSBURG, PA 15601
724-562-8386

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture  conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/1/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Don Patron Mexican Grill was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 10 violations were found.

According to the Department of Agriculture Don Patron Mexican Grill  was found, “Out of Compliance” twice last year in addition to this most recent inspection:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance    
11/04/2019 Type 2 Follow-up In Violation(s) 2  
10/24/2019 Follow-up Out Violation(s) 5  
10/16/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 10  
10/25/2018 Complaint In    
08/10/2018 Regular In Violation(s) 7  

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

–Refrigerated ready to eat shredded cheese prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the reach in cooler, is not being date marked.
–Refrigerated ready to eat cooked chicken onion mix prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the reach in cooler, is not being date marked. 4TH REPEAT VIOLATION (10/16/19, 10/24/19 & 11/4/19)

–Chlorine chemical sanitizer residual detected in the final sanitizer rinse cycle of the low temperature sanitizing dishwasher was 0 ppm, and not 50-100 ppm as required.

–The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.

–Chicken Fajita, queso in the prep/ware wash storage area stored open with no covering. CORRECTED ON SITE

–Observed clean drinking glasses in storage area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting).5TH REPEAT VIOLATION (10/19/17, 8/10/18, 10/16/19 & 10/16/19) (see note below)

–Lights are not shielded or shatterproof over the * area

–Hood system is not adequate to remove heat and/or grease, as evidenced by condensate and/or grease collecting on the walls, ceilings, and fixtures.

–No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in 1 of 2 men’s, 2 of 2 women’s bathrooms and ware wash/prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands. CORRECTED ON SITE

–Queso was not cooled from 135°F to 70°F in 2 hours after preparation. Facility was advised by agent to reheat product to 165F and properly cool to 70F within 2 hours and down to less than 41 degrees within an additional 4 hours after preparation.

–Plumbing system not maintained in good repair – observed water leaking at the under the handwash sink in the bar area. 5TH REPEAT VIOLATION (7/11/16, 10/19/17, 8/10/18 & 10/16/19).

 

 

*Wet nesting refers to the practice of placing two recently-washed items together in a nested fashion, preventing proper airflow. In a moist, dark, low-air environment, unseen bacteria grows unchecked, and suddenly that mixing bowl is a biological incident waiting to happen. Even at high temperatures, the food or ingredients you place on that wet-nested kitchen equipment can act as an accidental insulator, or even as fuel for further bacterial growth.