Complaint Inspection Big Woody’s Sports in Allentown finds, “has a gnat problem as evidence of gnats all over the bar and the food areas,” 8 violations

Complaint Inspection Big Woody’s Sports in Allentown finds, “has a gnat problem as evidence of gnats all over the bar and the food areas,” 8 violations

Allentown, PA

Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

1841 S 4TH ST Allentown, PA 18103
610-821-8887

Allentown Health Bureau conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/19/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Big Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 8 violations were found.

This marks the third, “Out of Compliance” inspection since June 2018:

Most Recent Inspection Inspection Type In Compliance  
06/16/2020 Follow-up In  
06/15/2020 Complaint Out Violation(s) 2
07/11/2019 Follow-up In Violation(s) 1
06/25/2019 Regular Out Violation(s) 11
09/26/2018 Regular In Violation(s) 2

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

  • The dishwasher is broken. The dish washer was not being used at the time. Fix the dishwasher.
  • The food facility has a gnat problem as evidence of gnats all over the bar and the food areas. Increase pest control measures and get rid of all standing water in the facility.
  • The food facility does not maintain Food Employee Certification records as required. Obtain and maintain a Food Employee Certification.
  • Observed wet wiping cloths in the kitchen, not being stored in sanitizer solution. Store all wet wiping cloths in sanitizing solutions.
  • The sides of the fryers showed a heavy buildup of grease. Clean the sides of the fryer.
  • The drainage pipe in bottom of the sink in the dish washing area is broken and spilling all over the floor. Fix the pipe so it is not spilling all over the floor
  • The drainage pipe from the compressor in the walk in refrigerator was draining onto the refrigerator floor. The floor was covered in 1/4 inch of water. Fix the pipe in the refrigerator so it drains properly.
  • Par cooked chicken was displayed next to and on top of raw chicken in the walk in refrigerator. Cooked chicken should be stored on a separate shelf from raw chicken and should not be touching.
  • The flow pipe to the rinse sink in the dishwashing area is leaking water. Fix this pipe.
  • Ceiling tiles missing in the front bar area. This ceiling tile was being covered by a pizza box. Replace the ceiling tiles in the facility.
  • -The area under the dishwashing area where the grease trap is located was covered in a brown and green slime and is in need of a deep cleaning. Clean this area thoroughly.
  • The walk in refrigerator’s condensation pipe was broken and was leaking all over the floor of the walk in refrigerator. Fix the pipe and clean up the water on the floor of the walk in refrigerator.
  • The floor behind the fryers was covered with grease. Clean the floor behind the fryers.

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