11 violations at Anthony’s Pizza in Exton; cat beds, a scratching post and cat food on the floor of the kitchen indicating the presence of a live animal on the premise of the food facility

11 violations at Anthony’s Pizza in Exton; cat beds, a scratching post and cat food on the floor of the kitchen indicating the presence of a live animal on the premise of the food facility

Exton, PA

Anthony’s Wood Oven Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano

Festival at Exton Shopping Center
410 W Lincoln HWY
EXTON, PA 19341
610-524-6666

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/4/2021. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Anthony’s Wood Oven Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • Observed two expired containers of Heavy Whipping cream dated 12/31. Items were discarded during time of inspection. Ensure staff are routinely checking expiration dates.
  • Both of the microwaves need new door handles. Replace handles within 10 days.
  • Observed a leak at the three compartment sink. Repair within 72 hours. The three compartment sink faucets are loose and need to be secured to fixture. Repair within 72 hours.
  • Facility does not practice proper date marking. No date of preparation or date to discard is present on food containers throughout the facility. Provide a date marking system and label all food containers with the date of preparation or the date to discard that are being held for over 24 hours. Ensure all food products are discarded seven (7) days or less after being stored with the day of preparation counting as the first day. Comply today and every day.
  • Observed an accumulation of debris on hood along cookline, especially along right side. Clean within 72 hours and maintain cleanliness. Observed an accumulation of food and debris along walk-in refrigerator floor. It was discussed that this floor is cleaned daily, however it needs to be thoroughly cleaned. Clean within 72 hours and maintain cleanliness.
  • Utensils being stored in the hand wash sink located in the back room. Remove utensils and remind staff that hand wash sinks are for hand washing only. Comply today and every day.
  • Observed two stained ceiling tiles in back storage area. Replace ceiling tiles and repair any leaks if necessary within 10 days.
  • The back screened in door is in disrepair and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals. Repair within 10 days.
  • Food products stored directly on the floor in the walk in freezer, rather than 6 inches off of the floor as required. Remove products from the floor today and ensure all food products are properly stored at all times. Observed shelves being lined with cardboard. Remove cardboard from shelves today and replace with a smooth, nonabsorbent material if necessary.
  • 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. It was discussed that each pizza is documented to track time but this was not observed during time of inspection. Ensure all staff is reminded of this procedure. Comply today and every day.
  • Observed cat beds, a scratching post and cat food on the floor of the kitchen indicating the presence of a live animal on the premise of the food facility. Animals are prohibited from food facilities, especially in food preparation areas. Remove items listed above and ensure animals do not enter the food facility at any time. Comply today and every day.