Bella Italia Bowmansville fumbles inspection; 16 violations, Can opener and can opener blade are rusted, Wooden pizza paddle contains chips and gouges

Bella Italia Bowmansville fumbles inspection; 16 violations, Can opener and can opener blade are rusted, Wooden pizza paddle contains chips and gouges

Bowmansville, PA

Bella Italia

1255 Reading RD
Bowmansville, PA 17507
717-445-9997

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/21/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Bella Italia was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 16 violations were found.

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

  • Food facility does not have available quaternary sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
  • Can opener blade, a food contact surface, was observed to have dried food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • The handwash sink in the kitchen does not have single use paper towels.
  • Observed a couple of flies in the kitchen – measures need to be taken to control them.
  • Food employee used a cloth towel to dry his hands rather than a single use paper towel.
  • Can opener and can opener blade are rusted.
  • Dirt and food debris observed behind and under pizza table.
  • Observed a very heavy accumulation of dust adhering to grease on hood baffles with the potential to fall on food below.
  • Food Employee observed donning single use gloves without a prior hand wash.
  • Wooden pizza paddle contains chips and gouges. Changed for new one at time of inspection.
  • Observed deeply scored Bain Marie cutting board not resurfaced or discarded as required.
  • The handwash sink in the kitchen was blocked by a room fan and not accessible at all times for employee use.
  • The side kitchen door of the food facility has a gap and does not protect against the entry of insects, rodents, and other animals.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • A Food Employee was observed washing their hands at the dish sink rather than the designated hand wash sink.
  • No sign or poster posted at the handwash sink in the bathrooms to remind food employees to wash their hands.