11 violations; Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Cranberry fouls 2nd annual inspection; Inside of ice machine have black slime residuals

11 violations; Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza in Cranberry fouls 2nd annual inspection; Inside of ice machine have black slime residuals

Cranberry Township, PA

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

2045 MacKenzie WAY
Cranberry Township, PA 16066
724-776-7777

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/17/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

This latest inspection marks the second straight annual inspection the restaurant fails to be found, “In Compliance:”

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
06/07/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 5
05/22/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 13
10/17/2018 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
09/05/2018 Complaint Out Violation(s) 3

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

  • Food employee observed in prep area wearing bracelet with bracelet touching cheese during food preparation.
  • Food facility has lost its certified manager in May and has not replaced the certified food employee as required. Manager and kitchen manager are scheduled for test. Original test date was cancelled due to COVID. Repeat violation from 6-7-19.
  • No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the pizza oven area, men’s restroom and prep area to remind food employees to wash their hands.
  • Two dicers/slicers and main slicer were observed to have food residue and were not clean to sight and touch. Cleaned on site.
  • Interior top of ice machine (bin area), a food contact surface, was observed to have black slime residuals and was not clean to sight and touch. Machine emptied, shut off and cleaned during visit.
  • Old food residue and dishes observed in the prep and bar handwash sinks indicating uses other than handwashing.
  • Drain is server station area has debris build up. Ceiling in pizza oven area and filters in hood have dust accumulation.
  • Three spray bottles not labeled with common name of chemicals. One bottle sitting on top of mixer. Removed.
  • Bar ice bin does not have a cover present when not in use.
  • Walk-in cooler gasket has black build up.
  • Observed clean food containers in storage area stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting*).

*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.