Inspection K&T’s Fish & Chicken; 11 violations; Basement smells strongly of sewage, Numerous rodent droppings around the perimeter of the basement near the hot water heater

Inspection K&T’s Fish & Chicken; 11 violations; Basement smells strongly of sewage, Numerous rodent droppings around the perimeter of the basement near the hot water heater

Pittsburgh,  PA

K & T Fish & Chicken

4521 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/16/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations K & T Fish & Chicken 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:

  • Cooked chicken wings in a large plastic bin in the kitchen area measure 125°F. Operator states that he allows the chicken to cool in the kitchen for an hour before moving it to the walk-in cooler.
  • Facility is not recording cooling temperatures on charts. Copies of cooling charts provided.
  • Various foods (bags of cut vegetables, cups of cheese sauce, slices of cheesecake) are being held without discard dates.
  • Raw chicken thawing in walk in cooler is stored above boxes of macaroni and cheese. Correct storage order poster provided.
  • Water is pooling around the water heater in the basement. There is a significant amount of standing water in this area which appears to be a result of the water heater draining directly onto the floor. Operator states that they have spoken with landlord, but this problem has not been corrected. Basement smells strongly of sewage.
  • At the beginning of the inspection, there was a plastic container sitting in the hand sink in the kitchen.
  • There are numerous rodent droppings around the perimeter of the basement near the hot water heater. It is difficult to determine if these droppings are old or new.
  • Spray bottle of Window Cleaner is stored next to hot sauces on shelf under table near register.
  • There is duct tape on the door shelf in the HotPoint freezer.
  • The floor tiles around the walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer are damaged.
  • Mop is stored in mop bucket in employee restroom.