Frank’s Pizza Quakertown fails 16th straight inspection; employees handling dirty silverware and raw meat then handle clean silverware, medicines stored with food, utensils, clean wares

Frank’s Pizza Quakertown fails 16th straight inspection; employees handling dirty silverware and raw meat then handle clean silverware, medicines stored with food, utensils, clean wares

Quakertown, PA

Frank’s Pizza

585 S WEST END BLVD
Quakertown, PA 18951

The Bucks County Department of Health conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on DATE. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Frank’s Pizza in Quakertown was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 6 violations were found.

According to Bucks County Health Department records the restaurant hasn’t passed an inspection going back, at least, to August 2012.  During each of these inspections, at least one, food borne risk factor was identified by Bucks County Health Department:

  • August 12, 2012- 10 violations
  • January 24, 2013- 9 violations
  • July 8, 2013- 8 violations
  • January 23, 2014- 7 violations
  • July 18, 2014- 8 violations
  • January 26, 2015- 6 violations
  • July 7, 2015- 6 violations
  • January 12, 2016- 6 violations
  • July 7, 2016- 5 violations
  • January 24, 2017- 5 violations
  • June 29, 2017- 5 violations
  • January 18, 2018- 4 violations
  • June 25, 2018- 4 violations
  • January 11, 2019- 4 violations
  • July 8, 2019- 4 violations

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

  • Food employees are not washing their hands as required before putting on gloves, after handling soiled tableware, after handling raw meat, before handling clean tableware, equipment, utensils. CFSM must review hand washing requirements with staff.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/15/2020 
  • Food workers observed using bare hands for preparing ready to eat food. Disposable gloves, deli tissue, tongs or similar utensils must be used to prevent bare hand contact with ready to eat food.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/15/2020  
  • Cheese in the hot holding unit is not at safe temperature. Hot food must be held at 135°F or above. Cheese was discarded.  Corrected On-Site.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/15/2020  
  • Pizza on display does not have a time on them when they are to be sold by or discarded. If time–rather than temperature–is used as the public health control the food shall be marked or otherwise identified to indicate the time that is 4 hours past the point in time when the food is removed from temperature control.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/15/2020
  • Medicines are stored on a shelf with food, utensils, clean wares.
    Poisonous or toxic materials must be stored and/or displayed for retail sale so they cannot contaminate food, equipment, utensils, linens and single-service and single-use articles by one or both of the following:
    (1) Separating the poisonous or toxic materials by spacing or partitioning.
    (2) Locating the poisonous or toxic materials in an area that is not above food, equipment, utensils, linens and single-service or single-use articles.  New Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/15/2020  
  • Wiping cloths are used under clean equipment and wet and unclean wiping cloths are stored on work surfaces. Store wiping cloths clean and dry or in sanitized solution.  Repeat Violation. To be Corrected By: 01/15/2020