Gio’s Pizza Rustica, No soap at kitchen hand sink, slapped with 14 violations by Montco Health Department

Gio’s Pizza Rustica, No soap at kitchen hand sink, slapped with 14 violations by Montco Health Department

Maple Glen, PA

Gio’s Pizza Rustica

1941 Norristown Rd
Maple Glen, PA 19002

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 6, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Gio’s Pizza Rustica was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 14 violations were found.

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

  • Has “Serve- Safe” certificate, Alexandra (last name redacted), with expiration date of 11/18/2024, apply for required Montgomery County CFSM certificate within next 10 business days.
  • No soap at kitchen hand sink.
  • No employee hand wash reminder sign in kitchen hand sink.
  • (3 times repeat violation)-using preparation dates on facility prepared foods and sliced lunch meats. Use by date markings, no more than 7 days after opening or preparing foods, are required on ready-to-eat foods or prepared foods, held at the establishment for more than 24 hours and stored under refrigeration.
  • Bleach bottles stored adjacent to bulk food containers and spray can of insecticide top of freezer.
  • No ambient thermometers for cold prep refrigerator and pizza prep refrigerator .
  • Probe thermometer to take internal temperature of foods out of calibration and unable to calibrate.
  • No labeling on self-service, prepackaged frozen Cannoli in retail freezer.
  • Consumed water bottle stored inside of pizza prep refrigerator and on dry food storage shelf.
  • Ice scoop left on the exterior surface of ice machine.
  • Single service food containers stored with exposed food contact surfaces.
  • (2 times repeat violation)-Food packaging cardboard material boxes re-used to store frozen foods in white reach-in freezer.
  • Paper liners at the bottom of right side retail beverage refrigerator.
  • Majority of ceiling tiles in the food prep are observed discolored with brown staining.