Inspection Pizzariffic in Mulenberg TWP; Sump pump residual observed on floor, Exteriors of food containers – flour, sugar, salt are soiled with food residue

Inspection Pizzariffic in Mulenberg TWP; Sump pump residual observed on floor, Exteriors of food containers – flour, sugar, salt are soiled with food residue

Reading, PA

Pizzariffic

3201 Pottsville PIKE
Reading, PA 19605
610-921-5555

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 Pizzariffic 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:

  • Cigarette butt found on the shelf in the rear storage room during the inspection.
  • Exteriors of food containers – flour, sugar, salt are soiled with food residue.
  • Observed multiple locations (storage room/prep table)with personal items/chemicals stored adjacent to food/supplies.
  • Observed pizza baking in lower oven under dusty upper oven conveyor parts, and subject to potential contamination.
  • Food contact surface of countertop prep table partition is not smooth, easily cleanable and/or resistant to pitting, cracking or scratching.
  • Walk-in refrigerator fan guard is dusty, and requires cleaning.
  • Observed shelf underneath grill equipment, with an accumulation of grease and food debris on non-food contact surfaces.
  • Utensils stored in uncovered bin with water present in bottom of bin and handles not up.
  • Wall in food prep area is not a smooth cleanable surface.
  • Wall in the prep area, has a hole, or is broken and in need of repair.
  • The back room/storage area of the food facility is dirty, and in need of cleaning. Sump pump residual observed on floor.
  • Intake / exhaust air duct panel needs cleaned or filters changed as it is emitting dust and dirt into the air. Location: outside of kitchen above supplies