Ross TWP’s Oriental Market fouls 2nd inspection this month; 9 violations, Pig’s blood, raw whole chickens, oysters stored on floor, Mud, water, and other sources of environmental contamination present on the wooden floor on the walk-in

Ross TWP’s Oriental Market fouls 2nd inspection this month; 9 violations, Pig’s blood, raw whole chickens, oysters stored on floor, Mud, water, and other sources of environmental contamination present on the wooden floor on the walk-in

Pittsburgh,PA

Oriental Market

4768 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh,PA 15237
The Allegheny County Health Department’s Food Safety Program conducted an unannounced retail food inspection on 7/24/2020. As a result of that inspection, and due to the severity of the specific violations the Oriental Market in Ross Township was cited as being, “Out of Compliance” with Pennsylvania’s food safety regulations. During this inspection a total of 9 violations were found.

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

  • Shellfish tags initially missing from two 25 pound bags of clams in the walk-in cooler. Provide food from approved source
  • In the back display cooler, varieties of tofu, rice cakes, and non-temperature controlled for safety foods noted at 48° F. This is due to a hot spot in the unit which is approximately seven feet in length. Inspector asked that all TCS foods be reorganized in this unit and removed from the hot spot. REPEAT VIOLATION. (* See note below about temperature danger zone)
  • In the walk-in cooler, raw clams not on ice noted at 48° F. Clams placed on ice upon inspector’s request.
  • In the middle display cooler, bean sprouts noted at 45° F. Sprouts appear freshly prepared.
  • Back display cooler has hot spot approximately 7 feet in length. Ambient temperature of this hot spot 48° F. REPEAT VIOLATION.
  • Cooked duck wings, pig’s feet, and stewed pork tongue all on display without use-by dates.
  • In the walk-in cooler, two 25 pound bags of fresh clams in storage in standing water directly touching raw chicken at the same level. REPEAT VIOLATION.
  • Evidence of food preparation noted by raw meat debris in the handwashing sink in the meat department. Knives and other utensils sitting directly in the handwashing sink.
  • There is a certified manager at facility. However, the certified manager is not the person in charge. The certified manager should be responsible for enforcing the basic principles of food safety in a food facility. Recommended that person in charge obtains a manager certification to prevent future repeat violations.
  • Pig’s blood, raw whole chickens, oysters, and other items in storage directly on floor of walk-in cooler. Mud, water, and other sources of environmental contamination present on the wooden floor on the walk-in.
  • Untreated wood crates lining the shelves of the display coolers. Untreated wood lining shelves throughout the store. REPEAT VIOLATION.

Health Department issues CONSUMER ALERT for Oriental Market in Ross Township just outside Pittsburgh; tried to conceal fish ordered to discard, 14 violations

 

*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.