Lin’s Garden Gibsonia; 13 violations, Staff without masks, Sealed clams and unsealed, loose pork are being thawed together in stagnant water

Lin’s Garden Gibsonia; 13 violations, Staff without masks, Sealed clams and unsealed, loose pork are being thawed together in stagnant water

Gibsonia, PA

Lins Garden

5560 William Flinn Hwy
Gibsonia, PA 15044

The Allegheny County Health Department conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 1/19/2021 at Lins Garden.  During this inspection a total of 13 violations were found.

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

  • Sealed clams and unsealed, loose pork are being thawed together in stagnant water. The water read 52 °F.
  • Several employees were not wearing masks upon entry to the establishment
  • In the stand-up cooler next to the two preparation coolers, sauces were being stored, loosely covered, underneath raw meats. No leakage was present
  • In the storage room next to the toilet room located in the kitchen, there is a pipe located underneath the storage shelves leaking water which is being contained by a plastic bin.
  • There is no hot water being supplied to the hand wash sink in the dining area.
  • A large gap on the exit-door of the kitchen is present. A screen door is placed in front, but this does not eliminate the entrance of pests.
  • A spray bottle used for sanitizing located by the handwashing sink in the area next to the 3-bowl sink was not labeled.
  • A can of WD40 is stored above the preparation cooler.
  • In the top of the preparation cooler closest to the rice cooker on the cook-line, several containers of vegetables and lettuce were present stacked on top of broccoli and other vegetables.
  • In the bottom of the preparation cooler closest to the rice cooker on the cook-line, tempura shrimp was stored, uncovered and stacked, with the bottoms of containers in contact with the food underneath.
  • In the walk-in cooler, raw chicken is being stored on the floor.
  • Sauces and garlic in plastic containers are being stored, uncovered, in the walk-in cooler.
  • A knife, not in use, was being stored in between the two prep coolers.
  • Plastic non-food grade storage bins are being used in the walk-in cooler to store salads.
  • Plastic grocery bags are being used to store different foods in both the walk-in and freezer
  • The toilet room in the kitchen is dirty. The closed-lid trash can and the floor are soiled.
  • The dumpster lid is open and the surrounding area has scattered debris.
  • The corner of the floor underneath the ice-machine is in disrepair and soiled.
  • The ventilation hood in the kitchen is collecting grease.