19 violations for Apollo’s Pizza in Gleside; storing bread in black trash bags, rodent like droppings “on floor throughout kitchen areas with some droppings on prep table “

19 violations for Apollo’s Pizza in Gleside; storing bread in black trash bags, rodent like droppings “on floor throughout kitchen areas with some droppings on prep table “

Glenside, PA

Apollo’s Pizza

112 S Easton RD
Glenside, PA 19038

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on January 21, 2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Apollo’s Pizza in Glenside was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 19 violations were found.

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

  • Facility food license posted is expired. Obtain current license and post in public view or request a duplicate copy from MCOPH.

  • Facility lacks a written procedure for managing a fecal or vomiting incident. Facility was emailed sample document at time of inspection.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Employee beverage containers stored on food prep surfaces. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Employee observed handling ready to eat cheese steak with their bare hands. Facility instructed on proper glove use during inspection.

  • (3 times repeat violation)Raw beef and raw chicken stored above ready to eat foods in walk-in refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Can opener blade observed with dried food residue.

  • Slice machine blade and housing observed with dried food residue.

  • (2 times repeat violation )Cooked onions in metal pan on grill top recorded with internal temperature of 112F. Facility reheated to 165F during inspection. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Prepared and opened TCS ready to eat foods held under refrigeration in facility longer than 24 hours missing discard date marking not to exceed 7 days from the prep/open date. Date marking regulations emailed during inspection.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Sliced deli meats given longer than a 7 day discard date in walk-in refrigerator with many date markings unclear of discard date. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • (3 times repeat violation)Lacking time temperature logs for pizzas held at room temperature. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Rodent-like droppings observed on floor throughout kitchen areas with some droppings on prep table shelves and on floor dough mixer. Clean and sanitize all areas. Facility to have licensed pest control service area and send pest control report to fax or email provided within 10 business days. Pest control report must state treatment of target pest.

  • Facility is storing bread inside of black trash bags. All foods must be stored in food grade containers or food grade bags.

  • (4 times repeat violation)Food handlers lacking hair restraints. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Wet wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer between use.

  • Absorbent yellow sponge observed at 3 compartment sink.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Open bag of linens stored in unapproved area of basement. Must be in approved area with proper overhead protection and surface finishes. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Wet mop stored on floor of basement.

  • Employee shoes stored on box of single use cups in basement.