Mama’s Pizza IV in Dresher bumbles 7th straight inspection; Water supply to hand sink turned off, pizzas left at front counter more than 4 hours

Mama’s Pizza IV in Dresher bumbles 7th straight inspection; Water supply to hand sink turned off, pizzas left at front counter more than 4 hours

Dresher, PA

Mama’s Pizza IV in Dresher

1704 SUSQUEHANNA RD
DRESHER, PA 19025

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 9/1/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Mama’s Pizza IV in Dresher was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 14 violations were found.

This most recent inspection marks the 7th straight inspection Mama’s Pizza IV in Dresher was found, “Out of Compliance” by the Montgomery County Health Department following an inspection:

  • September 29, 2016- 9 violations following a complaint.
  • April 6, 2017- 6 violations
  • October 19, 2017- 6 violations
  • June 11, 2018- 16 violations
  • June 7, 2019- 16 violations
  • December 11, 2019- 15 violations

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

  • (2 times repeat violation)Employee beverage bottle stored next to slicer and food prep sink. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Water supply to hand wash sink by walk-in refrigerator turned off at time of inspection. Facility turned water back on and was instructed that hand sinks must have hot and cold running water at all times.

  • Drain/vent pipe observed in prep area hand washing sink. Pipe must be routed away from hand wash sink.

  • Raw shell eggs stored above ready to eat foods in walk-in refrigerator.

  • Some pizzas stored without temperature control at front counter left out longer than allowed 4 hour time frame. Facility voluntarily discarded during inspection.

  • Utensils by fryers observed stored in standing room temperature water.

  • Tongs hung from wood shelf support in grill area.

  • (4 times repeat violation)Facility found to be re-using ricotta cheese containers as secondary food storage containers to store other foods. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • Chest freezer lid in upstairs storage room cracked and repaired with tape.

  • 3 compartment sink wash and sanitize solutions observed with food debris build-up. Facility cleaned sink during inspection.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Exterior of fryer unit observed with grease accumulation on cook’s line. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • (3 times repeat violation)Mop sink in upstairs restroom with missing tiles at top edge of lip. Provide smooth, non-porous and easily cleanable surface. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • (3 times repeat violation)Floor with large gaps around wood panel in front of 2 door tall refrigerator. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

  • (2 times repeat violation)Chipping paint with evidence of water damage observed on walls and ceiling of upstairs dry storage room. Failure to correct and maintain multiple repeat violations may result in further legal action.

Mama’s Pizza IV in Dresher fails 6th straight Health Department Inspection in 3 years, 15 violations, county warns of legal action