Inspection Benny’s Pizza in Boiling Springs; 11 violations, 10 to 15 rodent-like droppings near the back door, dried food residue on the blade of the table mounted can opener

Inspection Benny’s Pizza in Boiling Springs; 11 violations, 10 to 15 rodent-like droppings near the back door, dried food residue on the blade of the table mounted can opener

Boiling Springs, PA

Benny’s Pizza

121 FORGE RD
BOILING SPRINGS, PA 17007
717-258-6522

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 8/26/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Benny’s Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found.

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

  • The Person in Charge does not demonstrate adequate knowledge of food safety in this food facility as evidenced by this non-compliant inspection.
  • Observed an in-use knife stored between the sandwich cooler edge and wall, an area not easily cleanable & sanitized.
  • Cell phone stored directly on a prep table in the kitchen.
  • Observed dried food residue on the blade of the table mounted can opener.
  • Back dry storage area has many holes in the walls and gaps in the doors which needs repaired.
  • Observed 10 to 15 rodent-like droppings near the back door.
  • Sandwich cooler was holding several foods at 56°F rather than 41°F or below as required. (see note below)
  • Time in lieu of temperature being used in the food facility to control ready to eat potentially hazardous foods (pizza) without written procedures or documentation to verify disposition of food.
  • Refrigerated ready to eat, time/temperature control for safety food prepared in the food facility and held for more than 24 hours, located in the walk-in cooler, is not being date marked.
  • Food facility does not have available sanitizer test strips or test kit to determine appropriate sanitizer concentration.
  • Observed a hole in the wall near the back door and a gap in the door that does not protect against the entry on pests.
  • A food employee was observed touching lettuce – a ready to eat food – with bare hands.