Penllyn Pizza fouls 8th inspection since March 2016, 11 violations

Penllyn Pizza fouls 8th inspection since March 2016, 11 violations

Penllyn, PA

Penllyn Pizza


The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Office of Public Health (MCOPH) conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 6/16/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations Penllyn Pizza was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 11 violations were found and include one or more violations determined to be food borne illness risk factors.

According to reporting by The Philadelphia Inquirer Penllyn Pizza has passed one inspection since March 2016:

  • Oct 28, 2016- 13 violations including 3 food borne illness risk factor violations
  • Mar 28, 2017- 8 violations including 3 
  • Aug 29, 2017- PASSED with 6 lower level lack of good retail practices violations
  • Jun 19, 2018- 6 violations with 3 
  • Nov 28, 2018- 16 violations with 5 
  • Apr 23, 2019- 19 violations with 2 
  • May 8, 2019- 

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

  • Facility lacking a current MCOPH Certified Food Sanitation Manager certificate. Reciprocity application left at time of inspection

  • Hand washing sign lacking at hand sink

  • Facility lacking time logs for food items on display or outside of refrigeration.

  • Chemical spray bottle lacking label

  • Common name label lacking on squeeze bottles at cooks line.

  • Front door propped open upon arrival- allows access to vermin

  • Bowl/cup used as scoop stored obtain dry goods/food items.

  • Ice build-up in reach-in freezers.

  • Restroom door lacking self-closing mechanism

  • Dumpster lids open at time of inspection

  • Grease barrel stored on a porous surface