Pittsburgh’s New China Inn inspection finds 10-20 old rodent droppings in storage room, 7 violations

Pittsburgh’s New China Inn inspection finds 10-20 old rodent droppings in storage room, 7 violations

Pittsburgh, PA

New China Inn

4609 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 New China Inn was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 7 violations were found.

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

  • Cut greens sitting on counter across from cook line measure 85°F. Operator states that cut greens are used quickly. * see below
  • Various prepared foods (eggrolls, fried chicken) in walk in cooler do not have discard dates.
  • Raw chicken in an insert tray is stored above raw shrimp and an open 5 gallon bucket of soy sauce in the 2 door upright cooler in the hallway. Raw chicken was moved below raw shrimp during inspection.
  • 10-20 old rodent droppings are present in the corner of the storage room in the basement. Remove.
  • Various foods (fried chicken, cut vegetables, soy sauce) in coolers are not covered.
  • Various foods are stored on the floor of the walk-in cooler
  • Cutting board on prep table near cook line is discolored with deep grooves.

*The temperature danger zone is food temperatures between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit and the most rapid bacteria growth occurs between 70 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit. The longer food sits in this temperature range, the greater the risk that bacteria will begin to grow on food. These violations are considered, "Food Borne Illness Risk Factor" violations.