Greensburg Subway inspection: rodent droppings, ordered to stop using ice machine, “Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin”

Greensburg Subway inspection: rodent droppings, ordered to stop using ice machine, “Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin”

Greensburg, PA

Subway in Greensburg

1301 S Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601
(724) 836-1690

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture¬† conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on December 17, 2019. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Subway in Greensburg was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania 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:

  • The Food Facility Operator shall be the Person in Charge or shall designate a Person in Charge and shall ensure that a Person in Charge is present at the food facility during all hours of operation. CORRECTED ON SITE
  • Food containers stored on storage racks were observed to have food residue and was not clean to sight and touch.
  • Black filth, pink slime observed on the interior of the ice machine bin, around water distribution tubing and freeze plate and underneath at discharge chute. DO NOT USE. Please empty ice machine COMPLETELY!! Wash, Rinse and Sanitize all parts and allow to air dry before refilling. This machine WAS NOT cleaned during the time of this inspection and bagged ice will be utilized until approval is obtained.
  • Outside waste handling unit and storage area was observed with excess broken wood, plastic and black filth around dumpster area. REPEAT VIOLATION (3/13/19)
  • Ceiling tiles showing signs of water damage and deterioration in the front counter area and need replaced.
  • Walls throughout facility have deteriorating wall paper, damaged and in need of repair.
  • Observed the presence of dry rodent like droppings, TNTC >25, on corners of walls and floors & under shelving and cupboards of the utility room.
  • Food facility using rodent bait placed in bait stations which are not covered and tamper resistant.
  • The Person in Charge does not have adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed heavy dust accumulation on condenser vents inside walk in cooler and walk in freezer.
  • Observed clean food equipment and/or utensils in storage area, stored wet in a manner that does not allow for draining and/or air drying (wet nesting). REPEAT VIOLATION (3/13/19)
  • Food facility does not employ a certified food employee as required. REPEAT VIOLATION (3/13/19)
  • The food facility does not have a hand wash sink located in the food prep / ware washing area.
  • Food employees observed in prep area, not wearing proper hair restraints, such as nets, hats, or beard covers.
  • Outside drive thru sign was laying on ground in need of repair. All unserviceable equipment will need to be repaired asap. Agent was informed that facility is awaiting on insurance litigation before it can be repaired. Violation was noted last year in the comment section of IR.