Inspection Grandma B’s in Pitttsburgh; Numerous fruit flies are noted throughout the facility

Inspection Grandma B’s in Pitttsburgh; Numerous fruit flies are noted throughout the facility

Pittsburgh, PA

Grandma B’s Cafe

2537 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/20/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Grandma B’s Cafe was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 12 violations were found.

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

  • Home style and merchandising coolers are used to hold various temperature controlled for safety foods including meats, cut greens, and cheese. All temperatures are good.
  • An insert tray of chicken is stored over raw bacon and raw fish in the prep table cooler. There is no evidence of leakage.
  • Chlorine sanitizer concentration in three bowl sink is 10ppm.
  • Water is pooling between the two home style refrigerators in the back room.
  • Numerous fruit flies are noted throughout the facility.
  • There is a Hot Shot (dichlorvos) pest strip hanging from the shelf at the end of the cook line near the home style refrigerator/freezer.
  • Raw bacon in the home style refrigerator at the end of the cook line is uncovered.
  • Raw meats in the prep table cooler are uncovered.
  • The cutting board in front of the microwave at the end of the cook line is discolored with deep grooves.
  • Door of under counter cooler at cook line is not attached. Operator states that part has been ordered to repair door.
  • Chest freezer in the back of the facility near the door to the back room has damaged gaskets and the lid is damaged with exposed insulation.
  • Dumpster lid is open and dumpster is overflowing. There are cardboard boxes on the ground in front of the dumpster.
  • There is missing base coving at the end of the cook line near the home style refrigerator/freezer.
  • There are missing ceiling tiles in the hallway going to the back storage room.
  • Mop is stored in mop bucket in front of restroom.