13 violations at Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in Pittsburgh; Ice deflector has mold-like growth, Customers not wearing masks, Health permit expired in 2019

13 violations at Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe in Pittsburgh; Ice deflector has mold-like growth, Customers not wearing masks, Health permit expired in 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe

2401 Noblestown Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

The Allegheny County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/21/2021 at the Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe.  During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

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

  • Raw bacon noted at 50F sitting on counter.
  • Ice deflector has mold-like growth on the surface.
  • There is ice sitting in the hand washing sink.
  • Partially cooked fries noted at 61F and have proper time marking. The Facility does not have approval for using Time as a Public Health Control (TPHC) from Allegheny County.
  • Prepared food items in the walk-in cooler (meatballs, chili) were made the previous day and are not date marked with a preparation date or discard date.
  • There was an insufficient level of sanitizer in the sanitizing sink of the 3 bowl sink at the beginning of the inspection. Employee adjusted the sanitizer level so the chlorine level was between 50 and 100 ppm.
  • Can opener is soiled with old food debris.
  • Moist wiping clothes are observed sitting on counters throughout the kitchen.
  • The surfaces of the grill (underneath and sides) are soiled with grease accumulation and old food debris.
  • One of the hand sinks in the lady’s restroom does not supply hot or cold water.
  • There is a pipe leaking next to the water heater and a bucket underneath to catch the water.
  • Multiple cans of Raid were found throughout the facility.
  • Unlabeled spray bottle with pink liquid was found next to onion slicer.
  • Detergent bottles are stored adjacent to bread that is contained in a plastic bag.
  • Plastic utensils are not facing a uniform direction.
  • Ice scoop next to cash register is being stored under the soda dispensers and has soda on the handle.
  • Fries in two metal sheet pans are stored on milk crates in the walk-in cooler.
  • There is no covered waste container in the ladies restroom.
  • Dumpster and grease dumpster lids are open.
  • Health permit expired in 2019.
  • COVID-19 Violations:
    – There are no signs posted outside the facility requiring customers to wear masks and social distance. A handwritten sign requiring customers to wear masks was posted outside facility during inspection.
    – Multiple customers were observed walking up to the counter and exiting the facility without wearing a facial covering.